Shockwave Player Crafted Director File Handling Remote Code Execution (APSB09-08)
High Nessus Plugin ID 39564
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a browser plugin that is affected by a pointer overwrite vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host contains a version of Adobe's Shockwave Player that is earlier than 18.104.22.1680. Such versions are reportedly affected by a vulnerability that can be triggered using a specially crafted Adobe Director File to overwrite a 4-byte memory location during a memory dereference. If an attacker can trick a user of the affected software into opening such a file, he can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that user.
SolutionUninstall all instances of Shockwave Player version 22.214.171.1246 and earlier, restart the system, and then install version 126.96.36.1990 or later.