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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Shockwave Player Flaw in 'Xtras' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027903
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027903
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-6271   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Shockwave. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted Shockwave content that, when loaded by the target user, will download an 'Xtra' that contains vulnerabilities and exploit those to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on October 27, 2010.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/519137

Will Dormann of the CERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor plans to issue a fix in February 2013.

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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