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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player Could Allow For Code Execution
Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:49 am
Last Updated: August 12, 2013, 2:43 pm

South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center

 

SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN

 

DATE ISSUED:        4/9/2013

                                               

SUBJECT:                 Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player Could Allow For Code Execution 

OVERVIEW:

 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Shockwave, which could allow for code execution. Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. These vulnerabilities may be exploited if a user visits or is redirected to a specially crafted web page or when a user opens a specially crafted file.  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.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Adobe Flash Player is prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for code execution. The vulnerabilities are as follows:

 

  • A buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution.
  • A memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
  • A memory leakage vulnerability that could be exploited to reduce the effectiveness of address space randomization.

 

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. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

 

SYSTEM AFFECTED:

·         Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.0.112 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

 

 

RISK:

 

Government:

Large and medium government entities: High

Small government entities: High

 

Businesses:

Large and medium business entities: High

Small business entities: High

 

Home users: High

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

We recommend the following actions be taken:

 

·         Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.

·         Users of Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.0.112 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.2.122.

·         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.

·         Do not open email attachments from unknown or un-trusted sources.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Adobe:

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-12.html

 

Security Focus:

 

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/58971

 

CVE:

 

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1383

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1384

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1385

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1386

 

 

 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.

 

SC-ISAC Contact Information

 

Email: SC-ISAC@cio.sc.gov

SC ISAC Security Line: 803-896-1650

24-hour hotline: +1 803-896-0001

Fax: +1 803-896-0375

 

Postal address:

 

SC-ISAC

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4430 Broad River Road

Columbia S.C. 29210

SC-ISAC is available via hotline 08:00-17:00 EST (GMT-5)/ EDT (GMT-4)

Monday through Friday

 

Using Encryption

 

We strongly urge you to encrypt sensitive information sent by email. Our

public PGP key is available from:

 

https://sc-isac.sc.gov/public.key

 

NO WARRANTY

 

Any material furnished by SC-ISAC is furnished on an "as is" basis.

 

SC-ISAC makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied as to

any matter including, but not limited to, warranty of fitness for a particular

purpose or merchantability, exclusivity or results obtained from use of the

material. SC-ISAC does not make any warranty of any kind with respect to

freedom from patent, trademark, or copyright infringement.

 

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