Apple Security Update Includes Shockwave

December 17th, 2007

Today Apple released Security Update 2007-009 for OSX 10.4 and 10.5. It includes both the Shockwave for Director and Flash Player Plug-ins.

The upside of this is that Apple thinks it is good to include Shockwave with a system update. Shockwave has been preinstalled on Macs for a LONG time now. The downside is that although the plug-in is update, it is the Rosetta-only Shockwave. It is getting so hard to deal with Rosetta. All I want for Chrismukkah is a MacIntel version of Shockwave.

This was the statement included with the security update:

Shockwave Plug-in

Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.1, Mac OS X Server v10.5.1

Impact: Opening maliciously crafted Shockwave content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Shockwave Player. By enticing a user to open maliciously crafted Shockwave content, an attacker may cause arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issues by updating Shockwave Player to version Credit to Jan Hacker of ETH Zurich for reporting the problem in Shockwave.

Thanks Jan!

And while on the topic of a MacIntel version of the Plug-in, it seems as if Director has been slightly delayed. Early in 2007 Adobe had said the 2nd half of 2007 for a new version, but that has now been pushed back to January 2008. Read more in the Director FAQ.

Entry Filed under: Apple,Shockwave

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robbie  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    I honestly have to say I never noticed those arrows. Had to double check on my Mac. Switching to Leopard when it arrives on my new iMac.

    Are the Xtras ok? Buddi especially?
    Is it any faster?

    Love the blog…

  • 2. olmo8  |  November 5th, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Hi, what do you think about the new Director?

  • 3. Andreas  |  November 6th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Still waiting for the Shockwave plugin on OSX… How long will this take?

  • 4. Bruce  |  December 4th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    You should change your banner graphic to show the arrow pointing in right direction.

  • 5. VL-Tone  |  January 5th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I got Director MX 2004 working on an intel Mac mini running Leopard.

    Everything works perfectly, except for one thing, and it’s a biggie: keyboard shortcuts stopped working!

    The only way I found to make them work is by typing the shortcut while a menu from the menu bar is open, and obviously it’s not a suitable work-around.

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