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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote
"Over 450 million Internet-enabled desktops have installed Adobe Shockwave Player. These people now have access to some of the best the Web has to offer - including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications."
Secunia Research has discovered four vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerabilities are caused by four integer overflow errors when processing a certain block type. These can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows via specially crafted Shockwave files.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
Update to version 18.104.22.1686 or later.
Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2009-4003 for the vulnerabilities.
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