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RHSA-2012:1203: flash-plugin security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) August 20, 2012 August 29, 2012 August 21, 2013

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Description

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Supplementary. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in. This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSB12-18 and APSB12-19, listed in the References section. Specially-crafted SWF content could cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when a victim loads a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2012-1535, CVE-2012-4163, CVE-2012-4164, CVE-2012-4165, CVE-2012-4166, CVE-2012-4167) A flaw in flash-plugin could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information if a victim were tricked into visiting a specially-crafted web page. (CVE-2012-4168) Note: This erratum upgrades Adobe Flash Player from version 10.3.183.20 to version 11.2.202.238. All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.238.

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References

Solution

linuxrpm-upgrade-rhel50-ix86-flash-plugin

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