Adobe Shockwave Player up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Adobe Shockwave Player up to (Multimedia Player Software). Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Shockwave Player before allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 03/13/2014 by Honggang Ren with Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs as APSB14-10 as confirmed bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-0505 since 12/20/2013. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72983 (Shockwave Player <= Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (APSB14-10)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91780) and Tenable (72983).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 72983
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player <= Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (APSB14-10)
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Advisory: APSB14-10
Researcher: Honggang Ren
Organization: Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0505 (🔍)

X-Force: 91780 - Adobe Shockwave Player code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1029923 - Adobe Shockwave Player Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 43617 - [APSB14-10] Adobe Shockwave Player and Earlier Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to a Memory Corruption, Critical
SecurityFocus: 66182 - Adobe Shockwave Player CVE-2014-0505 Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 57277 - Adobe Shockwave Player Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Highly Critical


Created: 03/17/2014 10:52 AM
Updated: 06/15/2021 04:19 PM
Changes: 03/17/2014 10:52 AM (86), 05/23/2017 08:40 AM (1), 06/15/2021 04:19 PM (2)
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