RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2015:0052)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 80544
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in.

This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player.
These vulnerabilities are detailed in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-01, listed in the References section.

Multiple flaws were found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2015-0303, CVE-2015-0306, CVE-2015-0304, CVE-2015-0309, CVE-2015-0305, CVE-2015-0308)

This update also fixes multiple information disclosure flaws in flash-plugin. (CVE-2015-0301, CVE-2015-0302, CVE-2015-0307)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.429.

Solution

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-01.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:0052

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0301

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0302

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0303

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0304

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0305

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0306

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0307

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0308

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-0309

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 80544

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-0052.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2015

Updated: 2/5/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flash-plugin, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0301, CVE-2015-0302, CVE-2015-0303, CVE-2015-0304, CVE-2015-0305, CVE-2015-0306, CVE-2015-0307, CVE-2015-0308, CVE-2015-0309

BID: 72031, 72032, 72033, 72034, 72035, 72036, 72037, 72038, 72039

RHSA: 2015:0052