Vulnerability Note VU#319771
Apple QuickTime for Java may allow Java applets to gain elevated privileges
Apple QuickTime for Java contains a vulnerability that may allow a malicious Java applet to gain elevated privileges.
Apple QuickTime is a media player that includes a browser plugin. QuickTime for Java provides APIs which allow Java developers to include multimedia in Java applets.
From Apple Article ID: 306896 "About the security content of QuickTime 7.3":
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a specially crafted Java applet which could be hosted on a webpage.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to take any action that the user running QuickTime can.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||08 Nov 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Apple credits Adam Gowdiak for reporting this issue
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-3751
- Date Public: 05 Nov 2007
- Date First Published: 08 Nov 2007
- Date Last Updated: 08 Nov 2007
- Severity Metric: 7.53
- Document Revision: 4
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