(RHSA-2014:1981) Critical: flash-plugin security update

ID RHSA-2014:1981
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-07T09:04:22


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 in the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-27, listed in the References section.

Multiple 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 malicious SWF content. (CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-8443, CVE-2014-9163, CVE-2014-9164)

A flaw in flash-plugin could allow an attacker to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-0580)

This update fixes an information disclosure flaw in flash-plugin. (CVE-2014-9162)

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