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Adobe security alert.

November 8, 2011

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Enterprise TruRisk Platform to protect organizations against 4 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying Qualys Community Edition.

Vulnerability details

Adobe has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

  • Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB11-27)

    Urgent 5
    Qualys ID
    Vendor Reference
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2011-2446, CVE-2011-2447, CVE-2011-2448, CVE-2011-2449
    CVSS Scores
    Base 10 / Temporal 7.4
    Adobe Shockwave Player is a multimedia player available for multiple platforms. It is prone to the following vulnerabilities:

    A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the DIRapi library that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2446).

    A memory corruption vulnerability exists that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2447).

    A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the DIRApi library that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2448).

    Multiple potential memory corruption vulnerabilities exists in the TextXtra module that could lead to code execution (CVE-2011-2449).

    Affected Versions:
    Shockwave Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

    Exploitation could result in memory corruption that could lead to arbitrary code execution.
    The vendor has released an update to resolve this issue. Adobe recommends Shockwave Player users install Shockwave Player version The updated version is available for download at the Shockwave Player Download site.

    Refer to the vendor advisory APSB11-27 to obtain additional details about these vulnerabilities.

    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
    APSB11-27 Mac OSX 32bit
    APSB11-27 Mac OSX 64bit
    APSB11-27 Windows

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.28.266-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 119731
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

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About Qualys

The Enterprise TruRisk Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance applications provides organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance solutions, while drastically reducing their total cost of ownership. Qualys solutions include: continuous monitoring, vulnerability management, policy compliance, PCI compliance, security assessment questionnaire, web application scanning, web application firewall, malware detection and SECURE Seal for security testing of web sites.