VDB-53191 · CVE-2010-1292 · BID 40079

Adobe Shockwave Player prior 6.0 input validation

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Adobe Shockwave Player (Multimedia Player Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The implementation of pami RIFF chunk parsing in Adobe Shockwave Player before does not validate a certain value from a file before using it in file-pointer calculations, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted .dir (aka Director) file.

The weakness was released 05/13/2010 by TippingPoint with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vupen.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-1292. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/13/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 46329 (Shockwave Player < Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-12)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118031 (Adobe Shockwave Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB10-12)).

Upgrading to version 6.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9689.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (46329). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 53206, 53205, 53204 and 53203.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.5
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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 46329
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player < Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-12)
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OpenVAS ID: 801335
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities May-10
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Shockwave Player 6.0
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04/06/2010 🔍
05/11/2010 +35 days 🔍
05/13/2010 +2 days 🔍
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05/13/2010 +0 days 🔍
05/16/2010 +3 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1768 days 🔍
09/13/2021 +2370 days 🔍


Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: TippingPoint
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-1292 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25739 - [APSB10-12] Adobe Shockwave Player Pami RIFF Chunk Remote Arbnitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 40079 - Adobe Shockwave Player PAMI Chunk Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 38751

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/13/2021 12:07 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (65), 02/24/2017 11:02 AM (10), 09/13/2021 11:59 AM (5), 09/13/2021 12:07 PM (1)
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