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February 12, 2014updated 06 Dec 2016 10:22am

Adobe fixes critical Shockwave Player vulnerability

Memory corruption bugs enabled hackers to take on victims' PCs through remote code execution.

By CBR Staff Writer

Adobe has fixed vulnerabilities in its Shockwave Player 12.0.7.148 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, which could be hit with attacks via memory corruption flaws.

Adobe said in a statement that the latest update addresses critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.

“Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.7.148 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.9.149,” the software firm added.

The security bulletin noted that the memory corruption bugs including CVE-2014-0500 and CVE-2014-0501 would allow hackers to take on victims’ systems through remote code execution.

The software firm noted that the vulnerabilities were first discovered by Liangliang Song of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs and then worked collaboratively to help protect its users.

Earlier, security researchers at AV-Test Institute revealed that one of the vulnerabilities for Adobe Reader topped the list with nearly 37,000 different variants recorded.

However, the US software firm has been striving to boost its software development processes by reducing the overall vulnerabilities within the past five to ten years.

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