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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           Security update available for Adobe Shockwave Player
                               15 March 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Adobe Shockwave Player
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-2983  

Original Bulletin: 

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Security update available for Adobe Shockwave Player

Release date: March 14, 2017

Vulnerability identifier: APSB17-08

Priority: 2

CVE number: CVE-2017-2983

Platform: Windows


Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Shockwave Player for Windows. 
This update addresses an important vulnerability that could potentially lead to
escalation of privilege.

Affected software versions

Product 	     	Affected versions 	Platform
Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier	Windows


Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and 
recommends users update their installation to the newest version by following
the instructions below:

Product 		Updated version 	Platform 	Priority rating 	Availability
Adobe Shockwave Player		Windows		2 			Shockwave Player Download Center

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier 
versions for Windows update to Adobe Shockwave Player by visiting 
the Adobe Shockwave Player Download Center.

Vulnerability Details

This update resolves a vulnerability in the directory search path used to find
resources that could lead to escalation of privilege (CVE-2017-2983).


Adobe would like to thank Nitesh Shilpkar for reporting this issue and for 
working with Adobe to help protect our customers.

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