RHSA-2008:1047-01 Critical: flash-plugin security update
Posted on: 12/19/2008 07:00 PM

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-2008:1047-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1047.html
Issue date: 2008-12-19
CVE Names: CVE-2008-5499
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue 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.

A security flaw was found in the way Flash Player displayed certain SWF
(Shockwave Flash) content. This may have made it possible to execute
arbitrary code on a victim's machine, if the victim opened a malicious
Adobe Flash file. (CVE-2008-5499)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.0.15.3 for users of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 Supplementary, and 9.0.152.0 for users of Red Hat Enterprise 3 and
4 Extras.

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/docs/DOC-11259

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.152.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-2.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

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5499
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-24.html
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

7. 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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