RHSA-2008:0221-01 Critical: flash-plugin security update
Posted on: 04/09/2008 03:05 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0221-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0221.html
Issue date: 2008-04-08
CVE Names: CVE-2007-5275 CVE-2007-6243 CVE-2007-6637
CVE-2007-6019 CVE-2007-0071 CVE-2008-1655
CVE-2008-1654
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 Extras, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Several input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed
certain content. These may have made it possible to execute arbitrary code
on a victim's machine, if the victim opened a malicious Adobe Flash file.
(CVE-2007-0071, CVE-2007-6019)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player established TCP sessions to remote
hosts. A remote attacker could, consequently, use Flash Player to conduct a
DNS rebinding attack. (CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2008-1655)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player restricted the interpretation and
usage of cross-domain policy files. A remote attacker could use Flash
Player to conduct cross-domain and cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2007-6243, CVE-2008-1654)

A flaw was found in the way Flash Player interacted with web browsers. An
attacker could use malicious content presented by Flash Player to conduct a
cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2007-6637)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Flash Player version 9.0.124.0 and resolves these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

367501 - CVE-2007-5275 Flash plugin DNS rebinding
440664 - CVE-2007-6243 Flash Player cross-domain and cross-site scripting flaws
440666 - CVE-2007-6637 Flash Player content injection flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-1.el5.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5275
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6243
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6637
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6019
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0071
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1655
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1654
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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