VDB-60212 · CVE-2012-0758 · BID 52007

Adobe Shockwave Player prior 8.0.196 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Adobe Shockwave Player (Multimedia Player Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Shockwave Player before allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 02/14/2012 by instruder with Code Audit Labs (Website). The advisory is shared for download at adobe.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-0758 since 01/18/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 11/29/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57941 (Shockwave Player <= Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities (APSB12-02)), 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 119945 (Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-02)).

Upgrading to version 8.0.196 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (57941). The entries 60220, 60218, 60217 and 60216 are pretty similar.







  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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: 57941
Nessus Name: Shockwave Player <= Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities (APSB12-02)
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OpenVAS ID: 802399
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities - Feb 2012 (MAC OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Shockwave Player 8.0.196


01/18/2012 🔍
02/14/2012 +27 days 🔍
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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: adobe.com
Researcher: instruder
Organization: Code Audit Labs
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-0758 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 34480 - [APSB12-02] Adobe Shockwave Player \x27dirapi.dll\x27 Remote Heap-Based Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-0758), Critical
SecurityFocus: 52007 - Adobe Shockwave Player CVE-2012-0758 DIR File Handling Remote Heap Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/29/2021 04:32 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (59), 04/09/2017 02:46 PM (12), 11/29/2021 04:32 PM (2)
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