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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025240
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025240
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0609   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.2.152.33 and prior (10.2.154.18 and prior for Chrome, 10.1.106.16 and prior for Andriod)
Description:   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 execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited in targeted attacks via a Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file delivered as an email attachment.

Adobe AIR is also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0372.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-05.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 15 2011 Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:30:37 -0400
Subject:  [RHSA-2011:0372-01] Critical: flash-plugin security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:0372-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0372.html
Issue date:        2011-03-22
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-0609 
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes one security issue 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. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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 one vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. This
vulnerability is detailed on the Adobe security page APSB11-05, listed in
the References section. Specially-crafted SWF content could cause
flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2011-0609)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 10.2.153.1.

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/kb/docs/DOC-11259

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

684988 - CVE-2011-0609 flash-plugin: crash and potential arbitrary code execution (APSB11-05)

6. Package List:

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

i386:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-10.2.153.1-1.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-2011-0609.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-05.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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