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Red Hat: Security update for flash-plugin

The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in. This update fixes several vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. 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. Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1346-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1346.html
Issue date:        2012-10-09
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-5248 CVE-2012-5249 CVE-2012-5250 
                  CVE-2012-5251 CVE-2012-5252 CVE-2012-5253 
                  CVE-2012-5254 CVE-2012-5255 CVE-2012-5256 
                  CVE-2012-5257 CVE-2012-5258 CVE-2012-5259 
                  CVE-2012-5260 CVE-2012-5261 CVE-2012-5262 
                  CVE-2012-5263 CVE-2012-5264 CVE-2012-5265 
                  CVE-2012-5266 CVE-2012-5267 CVE-2012-5268 
                  CVE-2012-5269 CVE-2012-5270 CVE-2012-5271 
                  CVE-2012-5272 
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1. Summary:

An updated Adobe Flash Player package that fixes several security issues 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. 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:

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 several vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. These
vulnerabilities are detailed on the Adobe security page APSB12-22, 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-2012-5248,
CVE-2012-5249, CVE-2012-5250, CVE-2012-5251, CVE-2012-5252, CVE-2012-5253,
CVE-2012-5254, CVE-2012-5255, CVE-2012-5256, CVE-2012-5257, CVE-2012-5258,
CVE-2012-5259, CVE-2012-5260, CVE-2012-5261, CVE-2012-5262, CVE-2012-5263,
CVE-2012-5264, CVE-2012-5265, CVE-2012-5266, CVE-2012-5267, CVE-2012-5268,
CVE-2012-5269, CVE-2012-5270, CVE-2012-5271, CVE-2012-5272)

All users of Adobe Flash Player should install this updated package, which
upgrades Flash Player to version 11.2.202.243.

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/knowledge/articles/11258

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

864284 - flash-plugin: multiple code-execution flaws (APSB12-22)

6. Package List:

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el5.i386.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-1.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-2012-5248.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5249.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5250.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5251.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5252.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5253.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5254.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5255.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5256.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5257.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5258.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5259.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5260.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5261.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5262.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5263.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5264.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5265.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5266.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5267.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5268.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5269.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5270.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5271.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5272.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-22.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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