ShockWave Player ActiveX Installer Buffer Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host contains an ActiveX control associated with
Macromedia's ShockWave Player installer that has an exploitable
stack-based buffer overflow. It may be possible for an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the user's
privileges by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website.

See also :

Solution :

The vendor claims the issue occurs only in the installer and that
there is no need for action.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 20975 ()

Bugtraq ID: 16791

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3525

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