Bug 1129417 (CVE-2014-0538, CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0541, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-0545, CVE-2014-5333) - CVE-2014-0538 CVE-2014-0540 CVE-2014-0541 CVE-2014-0542 CVE-2014-0543 CVE-2014-0544 CVE-2014-0545 CVE-2014-5333 flash-plugin: multiple code execution or security bypass flaws (APSB14-18)
Summary: CVE-2014-0538 CVE-2014-0540 CVE-2014-0541 CVE-2014-0542 CVE-2014-0543 CVE-201...
Alias: CVE-2014-0538, CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0541, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-0545, CVE-2014-5333
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1129420 1129421 1129422 1129423
Blocks: 1129418
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-12 17:40 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:18 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: flash-plugin
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-08-13 10:16:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1051 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: flash-plugin security update 2014-08-13 13:48:56 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2014-08-12 17:40:46 UTC
Adobe has released Flash Player for Linux to correct the following flaws:

* These updates resolve memory leakage vulnerabilities that could be used to bypass memory address randomization (CVE-2014-0540, CVE-2014-0542, CVE-2014-0543, CVE-2014-0544, CVE-2014-0545).

* These updates resolve a security bypass vulnerability (CVE-2014-0541).

* These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-0538).

External References:


Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-08-13 09:49:30 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Supplementary for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Supplementary for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:1051 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1051.html

Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2014-08-19 13:15:14 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2014-5333 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2014-5333
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-5333
Assigned: 20140818
Reference: http://miki.it/blog/2014/8/15/adobe-really-fixed-rosetta-flash-today/
Reference: http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-18.html

Adobe Flash Player before and 14.x before on
Windows and OS X and before on Linux, Adobe AIR before on Windows and OS X and before on Android, Adobe
AIR SDK before, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before do not properly restrict the SWF file format, which allows
remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks
against JSONP endpoints, and obtain sensitive information, via a
crafted OBJECT element with SWF content satisfying the character-set
requirements of a callback API, in conjunction with a manipulation
involving a '$' (dollar sign) or '(' (open parenthesis) character.
NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for

(NOTE: we have no way to prove the authenticity of this claim, however MITRE has assigned this CVE and indicates it is due to an incomplete fix for a CVE that was fixed in the prior flash-plugin for Linux, so the assumption that the incomplete fix was in and corrected in (shipped with this erratum) makes sense.  It is, however, not noted on Adobe's advisory page, nor is the author of the referenced blog post credited by Adobe on the advisory page.)

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2014-08-22 02:30:49 UTC
APSB14-18 has been updated to note:

These updates include a new validation check to handle specially crafted SWF content that can bypass restrictions introduced in version The new restrictions in prevent Flash Player from being used for cross-site request forgery attacks on JSONP endpoints (CVE-2014-5333).

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