Another Security Flaw Hits Adobe Shockwave
A security vulnerability has been detected in Adobe Shockwave Player, the second one to hit the popular media player in the past few weeks.
The new bug allows for a hacker to gain control and exploit a user's system through the Shockwave Settings window. Users are warned to not open the settings window while watching Shockwave content.
This new Adobe bug follows the Oct. 21 discovery of a critical Shockwave flaw that opened it up to remote exploitation. A patch was issued for that vulnerability on Oct. 28. No patch has yet been released for the latest Shockwave flaw.