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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20101103

Adobe Shockwave Settings Remote Code Execution

Date Disclosed:
11/3/2010

Date Patched:
2.8.2011

Vendor:
Adobe

Affected Software:
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.x

Description:
Adobe Shockwave Player contains a vulnerability that is caused by misallocated memory in a compatibility component of the player. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability requires tricking the user into opening the Shockwave Settings window when viewing a malicious webpage with Shockwave content. After the user has been tricked, the attacker may remotely execute code in the context of the user.

Severity:
Low

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Remote Code Execution under current user's privileges.
This client-side issue may be exploited by an attacker by tricking a user to open the Settings window within the Shockwave player while the user is on a website with malicious Shockwave content. Once the user is tricked, the attacker may remotely execute code and possibly gain complete control of the target machine.

Mitigation:
Do not open the Shockwave Settings window while viewing Shockwave content.

Protection:

  • eEye's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
    • Retina Audit 13711 - Adobe Shockwave Player Settings Window (Zero-Day) - Windows
    • Retina Audit 13712 - Adobe Shockwave Player Settings Window (Zero-Day) - Mac OS X

Links:

Status:

  • 11.3.2010 - Public Information Released
  • 2.8.2011 - Vendor Patch Available

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