Adobe Shockwave Player rcsL chunk memory code execution

adobe-shockwave-rcsl-code-exec (62688) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Adobe Shockwave Player could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error in the Director (dirapi.dll) module when processing offsets while parsing the rcsL chunk. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted Director file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to APSB10-25 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB10-25: Security update available for Shockwave Player.
  • Adobe Web site: Adobe Shockwave.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [10-21-2010]: Adobe Shockwave player rcsL chunk memory corruption 0day.
  • BID-44291: Adobe Shockwave Player rcsL Chunk EAX Register Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-3653: The Director module (dirapi.dll) in Adobe Shockwave Player before 11.5.9.615 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a Director movie with a crafted rcsL chunk containing a field whose value is used as a pointer offset, as exploited in the wild in October 2010. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 68803: Adobe Shockwave Player Director Module Video File rcsL chunk Memory Corruption
  • SA41932: Adobe Shockwave Player Director File rcsL Chunk Parsing Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1024635: Adobe Shockwave Player Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#402231: Adobe Shockwave Player Director file 'rcsL' chunk parsing vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.8.612

Reported:

Oct 21, 2010

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