Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Multiple Adobe Shockwave Player Vulnerabilities


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released May 14, 2012
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Additional Information

These vulnerabilities can be triggered by opening maliciously crafted dir file that contains malformed field. They could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.


Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

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