Zero-day vulnerability in Shockwave Player

Memory corruption

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2010102103 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player

Vulnerable component: Shockwave Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-3653

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Adobe Director file with a specific value in an "rcsL" field causing an array-indexing error. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Adobe Director file, trick the victim into opening it, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: