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ShockWave Player ActiveX Installer Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of ShockWave installer ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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 :

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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