SUSE SLED12 Security Update : flash-player (SUSE-SU-2017:0523-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97300


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The Adobe flash-player was updated to to fix the following issues: Security update to (bsc#1025258), fixing the following vulnerabilities advised under APSB17-04 :

- type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-2995).

- integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-2987).

- use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-2982, CVE-2017-2985, CVE-2017-2993, CVE-2017-2994).

- heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017- 2984, CVE-2017-2986, CVE-2017-2992).

- memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-2988, CVE-2017-2990, CVE-2017-2991, CVE-2017-2996).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2017-268=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-268=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97300

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0523-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/03/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:flash-player, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:flash-player-gnome, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2982, CVE-2017-2985, CVE-2017-2986, CVE-2017-2987, CVE-2017-2988, CVE-2017-2990, CVE-2017-2991, CVE-2017-2992, CVE-2017-2993, CVE-2017-2994, CVE-2017-2995, CVE-2017-2996

OSVDB: 152028, 152030, 152031, 152032, 152033, 152034, 152035, 152036, 152037, 152038, 152039, 152040