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

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in. A flaw was found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF content. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content. 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. Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:0359-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0359.html
Issue date:        2012-03-06
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0768 CVE-2012-0769 
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes two security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB12-05, listed
in the References section.

A flaw was found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF content. An
attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted SWF file that
would cause flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
when the victim loaded a page containing the specially-crafted SWF content.
(CVE-2012-0768)

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-2012-0769)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.3.183.16.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

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

800160 - CVE-2012-0768 flash-plugin: code execution flaw (APSB12-05)
800182 - CVE-2012-0769 flash-plugin: information disclosure flaw (APSB12-05)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 5):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el5.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el5.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6):

i386:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.3.183.16-1.el6.i686.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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0768.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0769.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-05.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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