RHEL 5 / 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2016:2119)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94318


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An update for flash-plugin is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

This update upgrades Flash Player to version

Security Fix(es) :

* This update fixes one vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability, detailed in the Adobe Security Bulletin listed in the References section, could allow an attacker to create a specially crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when the victim loaded a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2016-7855)


Update the affected flash-plugin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94318

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7855

OSVDB: 146300

RHSA: 2016:2119