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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024688
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3654   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior ( and prior for Android)
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 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.

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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 28 2010 Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0829-01] Critical: flash-plugin security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0829-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2010-11-05
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-3636 CVE-2010-3639 CVE-2010-3640 
                   CVE-2010-3641 CVE-2010-3642 CVE-2010-3643 
                   CVE-2010-3644 CVE-2010-3645 CVE-2010-3646 
                   CVE-2010-3647 CVE-2010-3648 CVE-2010-3649 
                   CVE-2010-3650 CVE-2010-3652 CVE-2010-3654 

1. Summary:

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

3. Description:

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 page APSB10-26, 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-2010-3639,
CVE-2010-3640, CVE-2010-3641, CVE-2010-3642, CVE-2010-3643, CVE-2010-3644,
CVE-2010-3645, CVE-2010-3646, CVE-2010-3647, CVE-2010-3648, CVE-2010-3649,
CVE-2010-3650, CVE-2010-3652, CVE-2010-3654)

An input validation flaw was discovered in flash-plugin. Certain server
encodings could lead to a bypass of cross-domain policy file restrictions,
possibly leading to cross-domain information disclosure. (CVE-2010-3636)

During testing, it was discovered that there were regressions with Flash
Player on certain sites, such as fullscreen playback on YouTube.  Despite
these regressions, we feel these security flaws are serious enough to
update the package with what Adobe has provided.

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

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

5. Bugs fixed (

647525 - CVE-2010-3654 acroread/flash-plugin: critical vulnerablility (APSA10-05, APSB10-26)
649938 - flash-plugin: security bulletin APSB10-26

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

7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>.  More contact
details at

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