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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Macromedia
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Macromedia Flash Index Boundary Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015175
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015175
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2628   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 10 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Macromedia Flash. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted SWF media file that, when played by the target user, will trigger a memory access error and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the target user. The flaw resides in 'Flash.ocx'.

The vendor credits eEye Digital Security and Sec Consult with reporting this vulnerability.

The vendor was notified on June 27, 2005.

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5 flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5 flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5 flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5 flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

The advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-835.html

Vendor URL:  www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/mpsb05-07.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3, 4

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 5 2005 Macromedia Flash Index Boundary Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2005:835-00] Critical: flash-plugin security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:835-00
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-835.html
Issue date:        2005-11-09
Updated on:        2005-11-09
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CVE-2005-2628
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1. Summary:

Updated Macromedia Flash Player packages that fix a security issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having critical 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 Mozilla-compatible Macromedia Flash
Player browser plug-in.

A buffer overflow bug was discovered in the Macromedia Flash Player. It may
be possible to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim
opens a malicious Macromedia Flash file.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2628 to this issue.

Users of Macromedia Flash Player should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain version 7.0.61 and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  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/):

172731 - CVE-2005-2628 Macromedia Flash buffer overflow


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
3004e90cda5e12d317bfb32c748f89df  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.EL4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
3a9df0fb2ff8d58b388cea9a4cb414d5  flash-plugin-7.0.61-1.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-2005-2628

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
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