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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Shockwave Player Old Runtime Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027905
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027905
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-6270   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Shockwave Player. 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 specifies an older version (10.x) of Shockwave and, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the older version and 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/546769

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.
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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