VDB-76505 · CVE-2015-5120 · BID 75736

Adobe Shockwave Player prior memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Shockwave Player (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as 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 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. 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-2015-5121.

The weakness was published 07/14/2015 with Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (Website). The advisory is shared at helpx.adobe.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5120 since 06/26/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84764 (Adobe Shockwave Player <= Multiple RCE Vulnerabilities (APSB15-17) (Mac OS X)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123717 (Adobe Shockwave Player Memory Corruption Vulnerability (APSB15-17)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84764). Similar entry is available at VDB-76506.








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 84764
Nessus Name: Adobe Shockwave Player <= Multiple RCE Vulnerabilities (APSB15-17) (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 801103
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities -01 July15 (Windows)
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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: helpx.adobe.com
Organization: Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-5120 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032891
Vulnerability Center: 51233 - [APSB15-17] Adobe Shockwave Player before Remote Code Execution and DoS - CVE-2015-5120, Critical
SecurityFocus: 75736 - Adobe Shockwave Player APSB15-17 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 07/15/2015 02:23 PM
Updated: 06/01/2022 01:34 AM
Changes: 07/15/2015 02:23 PM (56), 07/13/2017 09:09 AM (15), 06/01/2022 01:27 AM (3), 06/01/2022 01:34 AM (1)
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