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Adobe released a patch for its Shockwave Player software on Tuesday, addressing six security vulnerabilities that might easily lend themselves to malware-pushing exploits. Shockwave Player 11.6.7.637 and earlier versions on both Windows and Mac need updating to the latest version: Shockwave Player 11.6.8.638. Adobe said it …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good Grief

    Buffer overflow vulnerabilities and array out of bounds problems? Are they still a thing?

    Are we all still coding in C, not checking our array indices and not checking our malloc() returns?

    Surely with modern object oriented languages that support strong static typing, hide pointers and have automatic garbage collection (e.g. C#, Java), you would have to be a fairly naive coder to create code with those problems.

    1. Ken Hagan Gold badge
      Happy

      Re: Good Grief

      I can only assume from the naivety of your post that Shockwave is older than you are, in which case it should be immediately apparent that its code probably is written in C.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        @Ken Hagan

        You may be right. A little sleuthing turned up this gem:

        http://www.rohitab.com/discuss/topic/34679-shockwaves-guide-to-writing-secure-code-in-c/

        Oh, the irony.

  2. I think so I am?
    Meh

    garbage collection

    is a bit like your gran cleaning your room, her bad back stops her cleaning under the bed and on top of the cupboards.

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge
    Happy

    What! Another bludy update!

    Oh sorry, yes it's Wednesday already isn't it ... OK, I'll start applying today's patches - I should be done by beer thirty.

    I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shockwave - all 2 users will be pissed

    Shockwave is the plug-in for certain forms of games, and wasn't as widely adopted as Flash.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: Shockwave - all 2 users will be pissed

      Write out 100 times: "There's a lot of educational software written in Shockwave."

      1. leexgx

        Re: Shockwave - all 2 users will be pissed

        "There's a lot of educational software written in Shockwave."

        but norm its in an shockwave software cd's warped .exe so

        Problem is no one ever updates it

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