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Security update available for Adobe Shockwave Player

Release date: August 14, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-17

Priority Rating: 2

CVE number: CVE-2012-2043, CVE-2012-2044, CVE-2012-2045, CVE-2012-2046, CVE-2012-2047

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released an update for Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.  This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.  Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636 using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section below.

Affected software versions

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Solution

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions update to the newest version 11.6.6.636, available here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/.

Priority and Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and recommends users update their installation to the newest versions:

Product

Updated Version

Platform

Priority Rating

Adobe Shockwave Player

11.6.6.636

Windows and Macintosh

2


This update addresses critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released an update for Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.  This update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.  Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.6.636 using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section above.

This update resolves five memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Shockwave Player that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-2043, CVE-2012-2044, CVE-2012-2045, CVE-2012-2046, CVE-2012-2047).

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers: