Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player ActiveX SwDir.dll denial of service

macromedia-swdir-dos (31160) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Macromedia Shockwave Player is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a vulnerability in the SwDir.dll ActiveX control. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the victim's browser to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a malicious Web page that passes specially-crafted arguments to the ShockW.swURL() method.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Adobe Web site: Adobe Shockwave Player.
  • BID-22067: Macromedia Shockwave 10 SWDIR.DLL ActiveX Control Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • BID-22842: Macromedia Shockwave 10 SWDIR.DLL Multiple ActiveX Control Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-6885: An ActiveX control in SwDir.dll in Macromedia Shockwave 10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Internet Explorer 7 crash) via a long string in the swURL attribute.
  • OSVDB ID: 36005: Macromedia Shockwave SwDir.dll Multiple Property Remote Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 37510: Macromedia Shockwave ActiveX (SwDir.dll) swURL Attribute Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Macromedia Shockwave 10

Reported:

Dec 29, 2006

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