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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Shockwave Invalid Index and Pointer Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023123
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023123
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3244, CVE-2009-3463, CVE-2009-3464, CVE-2009-3465, CVE-2009-3466   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 3 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.5.1.601 and prior versions
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Shockwave. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted Shockwave content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An invalid index vulnerability can cause code execution [CVE-2009-3463].

Some invalid pointer vulnerabilities can cause code execution [CVE-2009-3464, CVE-2009-3465].

An invalid string length vulnerability can cause code execution [CVE-2009-3466].

A boundary condition can cause denial of service conditions [CVE-2009-3244].

Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security reported most of these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create Shockwave content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code or cause denial of service conditions on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.5.2.602) available at:

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-16.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-16.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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