Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs discovers critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player
Fortinet Thursday announced the company's FortiGuard Labs has identified critical zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player.
The vulnerabilities discovered in the Adobe Shockwave Player/AIR (CVE-2013-0635 and CVE-2013-0636) could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system, the announcement said.
A zero day vulnerability is a previously unknown threat that does not yet have a patch/update available from the vendor to close the security hole, thus leaving it open to attack. Once a zero day vulnerability has been identified, it is analyzed by FortiGuard Labs and verified internally before vendors are notified.
Once verified, FortiGuard Labs will develop an advanced zero-day IPS signature(s) that will be deployed to customers before a vendor patch is available, which helps protect against the open security hole(s). These signatures are unique to Fortinet and play an important role in the fight against advanced persistent threats (APTs), Fortinet announced.
Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs consist of over 175 researchers and analysts world-wide, working to discover, monitor and help protect against breaking threats. Since 2008, FortiGuard Labs has reported more than 150 zero day vulnerabilities, 124 of which have been fixed by the appropriate vendors.