RHSA-2009:0334-01 Critical: flash-plugin security update
Posted on: 02/26/2009 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-2009:0334-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0334.html
Issue date: 2009-02-25
CVE Names: CVE-2009-0519 CVE-2009-0520
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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 and 4 Extras.

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

3. Description:

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

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way Flash Player
displayed certain SWF (Shockwave Flash) content. An attacker could use
these flaws to create a specially-crafted SWF file that could cause
flash-plugin to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim
loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-0520,
CVE-2009-0519)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 9.0.159.0.

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

487141 - CVE-2009-0519 flash-plugin: Input validation flaw (DoS)
487142 - CVE-2009-0520 flash-plugin: Buffer overflow (arbitrary code execution) via crafted SWF file.

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.159.0-1.el4.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-2009-0519
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0520
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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