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Secunia Research: Adobe Shockwave Player Font Processing Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 12/05/2010

      - Adobe Shockwave Player Font Processing Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.6.606

NOTE: Prior versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"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."

Product Link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave 
Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially 
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing embedded
fonts. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via
a specially crafted Shockwave file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 11.5.7.609.

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6) Time Table 

23/03/2010 - Vendor notified.
23/03/2010 - Vendor response.
12/05/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2010-0987 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-50/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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