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Security update available for Adobe Shockwave Player

Release date: October 23, 2012

Vulnerability identifier: APSB12-23

Priority rating: 2

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

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 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 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638 using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section below.

Affected software versions

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Solution

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions update to the newest version 11.6.8.638, available here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/.

Priority and Severity ratings

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

Product
Updated Version
Platform
Priority Rating
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638 Windows and Macintosh
2


This update addresses critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 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 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638 using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section above.

This update resolves buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-4172, CVE-2012-4173, CVE-2012-4174, CVE-2012-4175, CVE-2012-5273).

This update resolves an array out of bounds vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-4176).

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:

  • Will Dormann of CERT (CVE-2012-4172, CVE-2012-4173, CVE-2012-4174, CVE-2012-4175, CVE-2012-4176)
  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2012-5273)