ShockWave Player ActiveX Installer Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 20975


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20975

File Name: shockwave_player_activex_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/02/25

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:shockwave_player

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3525

BID: 16791

OSVDB: 23461