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Security update for flash-player

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(Last modified: 21DEC2007)


solutions Security update for flash-player SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (abac03d3ea3f90145ddbc82fdd20aebd)

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-12036Zypp-Patch-Number: 4856
Release: 20071221
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using flash-player should update.

Contraindications

This update might break flash support in Konqueror.

Problem description

This flash player update to version 9.0.115.0 fixes several security problems. In the worst case an attacker could potentially have flash-player execute arbitrary code via specially crafted files. (CVE-2007-4324, CVE-2007-4768, CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007-6243, CVE-2007-6244, CVE-2007-6245, CVE-2007-6246)
Note: Since Adobe doesn't support browsers other than Firefox and Mozilla, this update doesn't work with browsers such as Konqueror. Updates for konquerors are already in the works.

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 -Fhv flash-player.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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