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RedHat: Moderate: flash-plugin security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes a security issue is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0009-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0009.html
Issue date:        2007-01-09
Updated on:        2007-01-09
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CVE-2006-5330 
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1. Summary:

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

This update has been rated as having moderate 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 Firefox-compatible Adobe Flash Player
browser plug-in.

A flaw was found in the way the Adobe Flash Player generates HTTP requests.
It was possible for a malicious Adobe Flash file to modify the HTTP header
of the client request, which could be leveraged to exploit certain HTTP proxy
and web server flaws. (CVE-2006-5330)

Users of Adobe Flash Player should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains version 7.0.69 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.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  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/):

218973 - CVE-2006-5330 Flash Player HTTP header injection

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
bec87a6871c31f6e6ce7c813bd628fd2  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
bec87a6871c31f6e6ce7c813bd628fd2  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
bec87a6871c31f6e6ce7c813bd628fd2  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
bec87a6871c31f6e6ce7c813bd628fd2  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
f7f989fcad193b5d58ef544a826616aa  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
f7f989fcad193b5d58ef544a826616aa  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
f7f989fcad193b5d58ef544a826616aa  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.el4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
f7f989fcad193b5d58ef544a826616aa  flash-plugin-7.0.69-1.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-2006-5330
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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