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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Shockwave Player Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037993
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037993
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-2983   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2017
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.2.7.197 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Shockwave Player. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the directory search path to gain elevated privileges.

Nitesh Shilpkar reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.2.8.198).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb17-08.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/shockwave/apsb17-08.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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