VDB-54535 · CVE-2010-2871 · BID 42664

Adobe Shockwave Player up to 8.0.195 numeric error

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A vulnerability has been found in Adobe Shockwave Player up to 8.0.195 (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer overflow in the 3D object functionality in Adobe Shockwave Player before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted size value in a 0xFFFFFF45 RIFF record in a Director movie.

The weakness was published 08/26/2010 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at adobe.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-2871. 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 09/24/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 48436 (Shockwave Player <, 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 118432 (Adobe Shockwave Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (APSB10-20)).

Upgrading to version 8.0.196 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10286.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (48436).








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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 48436
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player <
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OpenVAS ID: 902237
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities Aug-10
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Shockwave Player 8.0.196
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07/27/2010 🔍
08/24/2010 +28 days 🔍
08/26/2010 +2 days 🔍
08/26/2010 +0 days 🔍
08/30/2010 +4 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1662 days 🔍
09/24/2021 +2381 days 🔍


Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: adobe.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2871 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26932 - [APSB10-20] Adobe Shockwave Player Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted Size Value, Critical
SecurityFocus: 42664
Secunia: 41065


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/24/2021 03:28 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (61), 03/03/2017 09:45 AM (8), 09/24/2021 03:21 AM (3), 09/24/2021 03:28 AM (3)
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