Vulnerability Note VU#587937

Apple QuickTime MPEG-4 movie buffer overflow

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


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.


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.


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


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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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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