Adobe Shockwave Player up to 11.6.0.x memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Shockwave Player up to 11.6.0.x (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as very critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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. Impacted is 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-2011-2114, CVE-2011-2117, CVE-2011-2127, and CVE-2011-2128.

The weakness was released 06/16/2011 by Carsten Eiram with Secunia Research (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-2124. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. 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 11/13/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 55142 (Shockwave Player < (APSB11-17)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 8.0.196 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-31840) and Tenable (55142). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 57735, 57734, 57733 and 57732.






  • free


  • end of life

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 55142
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player < (APSB11-17)
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OpenVAS ID: 802301
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Shockwave Player 8.0.196


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Researcher: Carsten Eiram
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-2124 (🔍)
X-Force: 68048
Vulnerability Center: 31840 - [APSB11-17] Adobe Shockwave Player \x3C\x3D11.5.9.620 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2011-2124), Medium
SecurityFocus: 48294 - Adobe Shockwave Player CVE-2011-2124 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
OSVDB: 73019

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/13/2021 09:33 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (59), 03/24/2017 10:04 AM (10), 11/13/2021 09:26 AM (4), 11/13/2021 09:28 AM (1), 11/13/2021 09:33 AM (1)
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