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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Flaw in 'authplay.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024095|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024095
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jun 11 2010
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 10.0.45.2 and prior versions|
A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.|
A remote user can create specially crafted Flash content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the 'authplay.dll' component and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
This vulnerability is being actively exploited.
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are also affected.
A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
Red Hat has issued a fix.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html (Links to External Site)
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:34:33 -0600|
Subject: [RHSA-2010:0464-01] Critical: flash-plugin security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:0464-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0464.html
Issue date: 2010-06-11
CVE Names: CVE-2008-4546 CVE-2009-3793 CVE-2010-1297
CVE-2010-2160 CVE-2010-2161 CVE-2010-2162
CVE-2010-2163 CVE-2010-2164 CVE-2010-2165
CVE-2010-2166 CVE-2010-2167 CVE-2010-2169
CVE-2010-2170 CVE-2010-2171 CVE-2010-2173
CVE-2010-2174 CVE-2010-2175 CVE-2010-2176
CVE-2010-2177 CVE-2010-2178 CVE-2010-2179
CVE-2010-2180 CVE-2010-2181 CVE-2010-2182
CVE-2010-2183 CVE-2010-2184 CVE-2010-2185
CVE-2010-2186 CVE-2010-2187 CVE-2010-2188
An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes multiple 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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash
Player web browser plug-in.
This update fixes multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security pages APSA10-01 and
APSB10-14, listed in the References section.
Multiple security flaws were found in the way flash-plugin 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,
potentially, execute arbitrary code when the victim loaded a page
containing the specially-crafted SWF content. (CVE-2009-3793,
CVE-2010-1297, CVE-2010-2160, CVE-2010-2161, CVE-2010-2162, CVE-2010-2163,
CVE-2010-2164, CVE-2010-2165, CVE-2010-2166, CVE-2010-2167, CVE-2010-2169,
CVE-2010-2170, CVE-2010-2171, CVE-2010-2173, CVE-2010-2174, CVE-2010-2175,
CVE-2010-2176, CVE-2010-2177, CVE-2010-2178, CVE-2010-2180, CVE-2010-2181,
CVE-2010-2182, CVE-2010-2183, CVE-2010-2184, CVE-2010-2185, CVE-2010-2186,
An input sanitization flaw was found in the way flash-plugin processed
certain URLs. An attacker could use this flaw to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks if a victim were tricked into visiting a
specially-crafted web page. (CVE-2010-2179)
A denial of service flaw was found in the way flash-plugin processed
certain SWF content. An attacker could use this flaw to create a
specially-crafted SWF file that would cause flash-plugin to crash.
All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.1.53.64.
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
467082 - CVE-2008-4546 flash-plugin: crash caused by SWF files with different SWF versions obtained from the same URL
600692 - CVE-2010-1297 acroread, flash-plugin: Arbitrary code execution by opening a specially-crafted PDF file with malicious SWF content (APSA10-01)
602847 - flash-plugin: multiple security flaws (APSB10-14)
6. Package List:
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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