Vulnerability Note VU#582681

Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle malformed movie files

Original Release date: 12 Jul 2007 | Last revised: 13 Jul 2007

Overview

Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle malformed movie files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Apple QuickTime is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. An unspecified memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way QuickTime handles malformed movie files. This vulnerability can be triggered by accessing a specially crafted movie file with QuickTime, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in.

Note that this issue affects QuickTime installations on both Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

Solution

Upgrade QuickTime
Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.2 as specified in Apple Support Document 305947.


Disable QuickTime in your web browser

An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a specially crafted file with a web browser. Disabling QuickTime in your web browser will defend against this attack vector. For more information, refer to the Securing Your Web Browser document.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-12 Jul 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This issue was reported in Apple Support Document 305947. Apple credits Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch of Red Shed Software for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2392
  • Date Public: 11 Jul 2007
  • Date First Published: 12 Jul 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Jul 2007
  • Severity Metric: 8.66
  • Document Revision: 8

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