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Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-1367-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-1367-01
Posted May 9, 2018
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-1367-01 - The flash-plugin package contains a Mozilla Firefox compatible Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in. This update upgrades Flash Player to version 29.0.0.171. Issues addressed include a code execution vulnerability.

tags | advisory, web, code execution
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-4944
MD5 | b95a2412945add36ec7e6dcb234dfa13

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-1367-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: flash-plugin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:1367-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1367
Issue date: 2018-05-09
CVE Names: CVE-2018-4944
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1. Summary:

An update for flash-plugin is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6) - 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 upgrades Flash Player to version 29.0.0.171.

Security Fix(es):

* flash-plugin: Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability (APSB18-16)
(CVE-2018-4944)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

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

1576040 - CVE-2018-4944 flash-plugin: Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability (APSB18-16)

6. Package List:

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

i386:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.i686.rpm

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

i386:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.i686.rpm

x86_64:
flash-plugin-29.0.0.171-1.el6_9.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/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-4944
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-16.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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