Adobe Shockwave Player <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-23) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80182


The remote Mac OS X host contains a web browser plugin that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Mac OS X host contains a version of Adobe Shockwave Player that is equal to or prior than It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Several unspecified errors exist that can lead to buffer overflow vulnerabilities and possible code execution. (CVE-2012-4172, CVE-2012-4173, CVE-2012-4174, CVE-2012-4175, CVE-2012-5273)

- An array out-of-bounds error exists that allows code execution. (CVE-2012-4176)

A remote attacker can exploit these issues by tricking a user into viewing a malicious Shockwave file, resulting in arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Adobe Shockwave Player or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80182

File Name: macosx_shockwave_player_apsb12-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/12/22

Modified: 2014/12/23

Dependencies: 80169

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:shockwave_player

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Shockwave Player, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4172, CVE-2012-4173, CVE-2012-4174, CVE-2012-4175, CVE-2012-4176, CVE-2012-5273

BID: 56187, 56188, 56190, 56193, 56194, 56195

OSVDB: 86537, 86538, 86539, 86540, 86541, 86542

CERT: 872545