South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center
SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN
DATE ISSUED: 2/12/2013
SUBJECT: Adobe Shockwave Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
A vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Shockwave Player which could allow for remote code execution. Adobe Shockwave Player is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
Adobe Shockwave Player is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because of a memory corruption vulnerability and a stack overflow vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
- Adobe Shockwave Player 126.96.36.1998 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Large and medium government entities: High
Small government entities: High
Large and medium business entities: High
Small business entities: High
Home users: High
We recommend the following actions be taken:
- Update Adobe Shockwave Player on vulnerable systems immediately after testing.
- Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
- Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
- Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by attachments and hypertext links contained in emails especially from un-trusted sources.
Please feel free to contact the SC ISAC if you have any questions or need any additional information.
The SC ISAC will provide amplifying information as it becomes available.
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