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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Shockwave Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Shockwave Integer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023481
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4002, CVE-2009-4003   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior versions
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Shockwave. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Shockwave file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on December 23, 2009 and December 29, 2009.

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create Shockwave content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (, available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:53:01 +0000
Subject:  Adobe Shockwave

CVE-2009-4002, CVE-2009-4003

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