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Security update for flash-player

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(Last modified: 21JAN2008)


solutions Security update for flash-player SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (da23b892b7b8f9906bc126fad5902356)

Applies to

Package: flash-player
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-12051
Release: 20080121
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Contraindications

This update might break flash support in Konqueror.

Problem description

This FlashPlayer 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 -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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