Adobe patches Shockwave Player

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.1.629 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.1.629 and earlier versions upgrade to the newest version 11.6.3.633 available here.

This update resolves:

  • A memory corruption vulnerability in the DIRapi library that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2446).
  • A memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2447).
  • A memory corruption vulnerability in the DIRApi library that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2448).
  • Multiple potential memory corruption vulnerabilities in the TextXtra module that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2449).