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Security update for flash-player


(Last modified: 16JUL2007)

solutions Security update for flash-player SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (11185d1d77c266319dacb704d254fd94)

Applies to

Package: flash-player
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11575Zypp-Patch-Number: 3890
Release: 20070716
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

The Adobe Flash Player was updated to version for Novell Linux Desktop 9 and to version on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to fix several security problems:
  • CVE-2007-3456: An input validation error has been identified in Flash Player and earlier versions that could lead to the potential execution of arbitrary code. This vulnerability could be accessed through content delivered from a remote location via the user's web browser, email client, or other applications that include or reference the Flash Player.
  • CVE-2007-3457: An issue with insufficient validation of the HTTP Referer has been identified in Flash Player and earlier. This issue does not affect Flash Player 9. This issue could potentially aid an attacker in executing a cross-site request forgery attack.
  • CVE-2007-2022: The Linux and Solaris updates for Flash Player 7 ( address the issues with Flash Player and the Opera and Konqueror browsers described in Security Advisory APSA07-03. These issues do not impact Flash Player 9 on Linux or Solaris.
The affected webbrowsers Opera and konqueror have already been fixed independendly.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh flash-player.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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