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Security update for netscape-plugins

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(Last modified: 19JUL2007)


solutions Security update for netscape-plugins SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a3ed2a4c78f6382bffe9aeb90de5f965)

Applies to

Package: netscape-plugins
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11581
Release: 20070719
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The Adobe Flash Player was updated to version 7.0.70.0 to fix several security problems:
  • CVE-2007-3456: An input validation error has been identified in Flash Player 9.0.45.0 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 8.0.34.0 and earlier. 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 (7.0.70.0) address the issues with Flash Player and the Opera and Konqueror browsers described in Security Advisory APSA07-03.
The affected webbrowsers Opera and konqueror have already been fixed independently.

Solution

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 netscape-plugins.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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