Adobe Shockwave Player prior 8.0.196 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Shockwave Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Shockwave 3D Asset component in 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-2012-0757, CVE-2012-0760, CVE-2012-0761, CVE-2012-0763, CVE-2012-0764, and CVE-2012-0766.

The weakness was released 02/14/2012 by Honggang Ren with Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-0762 since 01/18/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. 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 databases at X-Force (73175), Vulnerability Center (SBV-34485) and Tenable (57941). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 60220, 60218, 60217 and 60215.






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  • 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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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


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Researcher: Honggang Ren
Organization: Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-0762 (🔍)
X-Force: 73175
Vulnerability Center: 34485 - [APSB12-02] Adobe Shockwave Player before Shockwave 3D Asset Remote Memory Corruption (CVE-2012-0762), Critical
SecurityFocus: 52002 - Adobe Shockwave Player CVE-2012-0762 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
OSVDB: 79242

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/29/2021 05:04 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (60), 04/09/2017 02:47 PM (13), 11/29/2021 05:04 PM (2)
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