Six critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave patched

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If your Windows or Mac computer uses the Adobe Shockwave Player, it’s time to update your systems.

Adobe has issued an advisory, warning of a number of security vulnerabilities in its Shockwave media player software, and is urging users to update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638.

According to the firm, the update addresses vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to run malicious code on affected systems. Specifically, it addresses buffer overflow and array out of bounds vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.

In plain English, unless you are up-to-date with your patches boobytrapped Shockwave content could infect your computer with a Trojan horse or other form of malware…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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