VDB-56397 · CVE-2010-4093 · BID 46321

Adobe Shockwave Player up to 8.0.195 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Adobe Shockwave Player up to 8.0.195 (Multimedia Player Software). This affects 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. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Shockwave Player before allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-0555, CVE-2010-4187, CVE-2010-4190, CVE-2010-4191, CVE-2010-4192, and CVE-2010-4306.

The weakness was disclosed 02/10/2011 by Will Dormann as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is shared at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-4093. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/16/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 51936 (Shockwave Player < (APSB11-01)), 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 118959 (Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities (APSB11-01)).

Upgrading to version 8.0.196 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (51936).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 51936
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player < (APSB11-01)
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OpenVAS ID: 801846
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities - Feb 2011
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Shockwave Player 8.0.196


10/25/2010 🔍
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10/16/2021 +2402 days 🔍


Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: kb.cert.org
Researcher: Will Dormann
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-4093 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 29648 - [APSB11-01] Adobe Shockwave Player 11 - Memory Corruption Allows Remote Code Execution (CVE-2010-4093), Medium
SecurityFocus: 46321 - Adobe Shockwave Player CVE-2010-4093 Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 42112


Created: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM
Updated: 10/16/2021 08:38 AM
Changes: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM (61), 03/15/2017 12:29 PM (9), 10/16/2021 08:37 AM (3), 10/16/2021 08:38 AM (2)
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