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ZDI-09-044: Adobe Shockwave Player Director File Parsing Pointer Overwrite Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:03:09 -0500

ZDI-09-044: Adobe Shockwave Player Director File Parsing Pointer Overwrite Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-044
June 24, 2009

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2009-1860

-- Affected Vendors:
Adobe

-- Affected Products:
Adobe Acrobat

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5764.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable
installations of Adobe's Shockwave Player. User interaction is required
in that a user must visit a malicious web site.



The specific flaw exists when the Shockwave player attempts to load a
specially crafted Adobe Director File. When a malicious value is used
during a memory dereference a possible 4-byte memory overwrite may
occur. Exploitation can lead to remote system compromise under the
credentials of the currently logged in user.

-- Vendor Response:
Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-08.html

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-05-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-06-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Paul Kurczaba

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