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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030162
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030162
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0515   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 30 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 13.0.0.182 and prior (Windows), 13.0.0.201 and prior (Mac), 11.2.202.350 and prior (Linux)
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 trigger a buffer overflow 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.

Alexander Polyakov of Kaspersky Labs reported this vulnerability.

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-2014-0447.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-13.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5, 6

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 28 2014 Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2014:0447-01] Critical: flash-plugin security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0447-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0447.html
Issue date:        2014-04-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0515 
=====================================================================

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 in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-13, listed
in the References section.

A flaw was found in the way flash-plugin displayed certain SWF content. An
attacker could use this flaw 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 malicious SWF content.
(CVE-2014-0515)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.356.

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/site/articles/11258

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

1092116 - CVE-2014-0515 flash-plugin: buffer overflow vulnerability leads to arbitrary code execution (APSB14-13)

6. Package List:

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.356-1.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-2014-0515.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-13.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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