Vulnerability Note VU#587937

Apple QuickTime MPEG-4 movie buffer overflow

Original Release date: 17 May 2006 | Last revised: 17 May 2006

Overview

Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle MPEG-4 movie files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

Description

Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. QuickTime contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles MPEG-4 movies. This vulnerability may be triggered by sending the QuickTime Player, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted MPEG-4 movie file.

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

Impact

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

Solution

Upgrade
Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.1, as specified in Apple Support Document 303752.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-17 May 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This issue was reported in the Apple Support Document 303752.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1464
  • Date Public: 11 May 2006
  • Date First Published: 17 May 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 17 May 2006
  • Severity Metric: 17.28
  • Document Revision: 16

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