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Vulnerability Assessment Details

ShockWave Player ActiveX Installer Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of ShockWave installer ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host contains an ActiveX control associated with
Macromedia's ShockWave Player installer that has an exploitable
stack-based buffer overflow. It may be possible for a possible hacker to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the user's
rights by tricking a user into visiting a malicious web site.

See also :

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-002.html
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/apsb06-02.html

Solution :

The vendor claims the issue occurs only in the installer so there is
no need for action.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 16791

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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