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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated, Macromedia
Shockwave Player Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Installer Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015673
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015673
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3525   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 23 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.1.0.11 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Shockwave Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

The installer ActiveX control with CLSID 166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000 contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will prompt the user to install the player and then execute arbitrary code. Two unspecified parameters can be exploited to trigger the overflow.

The vendor was notified on November 22, 2005.

The vendor credits TippingPoint with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix. Because only the installer was vulnerable, current Macromedia Shockwave Player users are not affected. Customers downloading and installing the latest Shockwave Player are also no longer vulnerable with the updated Shockwave Player ActiveX installer.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-02.html

Vendor URL:  www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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