Vulnerability Note VU#921193

Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle corrupt media files

Original Release date: 11 Jan 2006 | Last revised: 12 Jan 2006

Overview

Apple QuickTime contains a heap overflow vulnerability in the handling of media files which may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.

Description

Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. Quicktime contains a heap overflow vulnerability in code that handles the stsd atom of a media file.

This vulnerability may be triggered by using the QuickTime Player or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, such as a web browser.

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 if the user is persuaded to view a specially crafted media file.

Solution

Install an update
Apple has addressed this issue with Quicktime 7.0.4, as specified in Apple Support Document 303101.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-11 Jan 2006
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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Apple Product Security, who in turn credit Karl Lynn of eEye Digital Security.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2005-4092
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2006
  • Date First Published: 11 Jan 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Jan 2006
  • Severity Metric: 43.88
  • Document Revision: 13

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