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ESB-2005.0904 -- RHSA-2005:835-00 -- Critical: flash-plugin security update

Date: 10 November 2005
References: ESB-2005.0894  

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                     ESB-2005.0904 -- RHSA-2005:835-00
                  Critical: flash-plugin security update
                             10 November 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           flash-plugin
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 3
                   Red Hat Desktop 3
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CVE-2005-2628

Ref:               ESB-2005.0894

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

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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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