(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027403|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1027403
(Links to External Site)
Date: Aug 15 2012
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 11.3.300.270 and prior (Windows, OS X); 188.8.131.52 and prior (Linux); 11.3.300.270 and prior (Chrome)|
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 a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
This vulnerability is being actively exploited against the ActiveX version of Flash Player for Internet Explorer on Windows via a Word document.
Alexander Gavrun (via Defense's Vulnerability Contributor Program) reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can create a file 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/bulletins/apsb12-18.html (Links to External Site)
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:28:32 +0000|
Subject: [RHSA-2012:1173-01] Critical: flash-plugin security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:1173-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1173.html
Issue date: 2012-08-15
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1535
An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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. 6) - 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
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 APSB12-18, listed
in the References section. Specially-crafted SWF content could cause
flash-plugin to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when a victim
loads a page containing the malicious SWF content. (CVE-2012-1535)
All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 184.108.40.206.
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/):
848180 - CVE-2012-1535 flash-plugin: code execution flaw (APSB12-18)
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6):
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Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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