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Red Hat: An updated Adobe Flash Player package fixes multiple security issues

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in. Multiple security flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially-crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content. A clickjacking flaw was discovered in Flash Player. A specially-crafted SWF file could trick a user into unintentionally or mistakenly clicking a link or a dialog. A flaw was found in the Flash Player local sandbox. A specially-crafted SWF file could cause information disclosure when it was saved to the hard drive. Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1189-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1189.html
Issue date:        2009-07-31
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-1862 CVE-2009-1863 CVE-2009-1864 
                  CVE-2009-1865 CVE-2009-1866 CVE-2009-1867 
                  CVE-2009-1868 CVE-2009-1869 CVE-2009-1870 
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple 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 Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash
Player web browser plug-in.

Multiple security flaws were found in the way Flash Player displayed
certain SWF content. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially-crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing
the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-1862, CVE-2009-1863,
CVE-2009-1864, CVE-2009-1865, CVE-2009-1866, CVE-2009-1868, CVE-2009-1869)

A clickjacking flaw was discovered in Flash Player. A specially-crafted
SWF file could trick a user into unintentionally or mistakenly clicking a
link or a dialog. (CVE-2009-1867)

A flaw was found in the Flash Player local sandbox. A specially-crafted
SWF file could cause information disclosure when it was saved to the hard
drive. (CVE-2009-1870)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 9.0.246.0.

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/):

513362 - CVE-2009-1862 acroread, flash-plugin: Remote code execution vulnerability via malicious SWF (Shockwave Flash) content
514874 - flash-plugin: multiple code execution flaws (APSB09-10)
514877 - flash-plugin: multiple information disclosure flaws (APSB09-10)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el3.with.oss.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
flash-plugin-9.0.246.0-2.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-2009-1862
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1864
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1865
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1866
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1867
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1868
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1869
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1870
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-10.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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