Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a code execution vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player.


Arbitrary code execution



Affected Software:

For a list of affected software, please refer to the Adobe Security Update reference below.

Additional Information:

The vulnerability can be triggered when opening a maliciously crafted dir file containing malformed field. It could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

  • FortiGuard Labs released the following signatures on August 9,2011:
    • "Adobe.Shockwave.Player.Unspecified.Segment.Code.Execution" [previous name is "FG-VD-11-014-Adobe"](CVE-2011-2421)
  • Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.



  • Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs