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Red Hat: Updated Macromedia Flash Player package fixes a security issue

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla-compatible Macromedia Flash Player browser plug-in. Security issues were discovered in the Macromedia Flash Player. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim opens a malicious Macromedia Flash file. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2006:0268-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0268.html
Issue date:        2006-03-15
Updated on:        2006-03-15
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-0024
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1. Summary:

An updated Macromedia Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now
available.

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. Problem description:

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla-compatible Macromedia Flash
Player browser plug-in.

Security issues were discovered in the Macromedia Flash Player. It may
be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
opens a malicious Macromedia Flash file.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0024 to this issue.

Users of Macromedia Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains version 7.0.64 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

185499 - CVE-2006-0024 flash-plugin flaw


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
dc8d94542bbeb30050b601a741fa9c45  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
dc8d94542bbeb30050b601a741fa9c45  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
dc8d94542bbeb30050b601a741fa9c45  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
dc8d94542bbeb30050b601a741fa9c45  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
b2cd5f809df031f360ba45c7a61a0846  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
b2cd5f809df031f360ba45c7a61a0846  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
b2cd5f809df031f360ba45c7a61a0846  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
b2cd5f809df031f360ba45c7a61a0846  flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.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://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-03.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0024

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
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