Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Adobe Shockwave Player Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player.


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

Released Apr 16, 2014
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Additional Information

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


This vulnerability was discovered by Liangliang Song of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

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.