Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Adobe Shockwave Player Memory Corruption Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player.

Adobe Shockwave Player is a freeware software plug-in for viewing multimedia and video games in web pages, content created on the Adobe Shockwave platform. Content is developed with Adobe Director and published on the Internet. Such content can be viewed in a web browser on any computer with the Shockwave Player plug-in installed.

A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Shockwave Player. The vulnerability can be triggered by a crafted file which causes an out-of-bounds write, due to improper bounds checking. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could grant an attacker remote code execution.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Aug 24, 2017

Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Additional Information

Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Adobe on Jul. 6, 2017.

Adobe confirmed the vulnerability on Aug. 11, 2017.

Adobe patched the vulnerability on Nov. 14, 2017.


This vulnerability was discovered by Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.