RHEL 6 : flash-plugin (RHSA-2017:0526)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97766
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for flash-plugin is now available for 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 25.0.0.127.

Security Fix(es) :

* This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player.
These vulnerabilities, 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-2017-2997, CVE-2017-2998, CVE-2017-2999, CVE-2017-3000, CVE-2017-3001, CVE-2017-3002, CVE-2017-3003)

Solution

Update the affected flash-plugin package.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb17-07.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0526

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2994

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2997

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2998

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2999

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3000

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3001

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3002

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-3003

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97766

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0526.nasl

Version: 3.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/16/2017

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 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:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:flash-plugin, 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: 3/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2994, CVE-2017-2997, CVE-2017-2998, CVE-2017-2999, CVE-2017-3000, CVE-2017-3001, CVE-2017-3002, CVE-2017-3003

RHSA: 2017:0526