Vulnerability Note VU#995836
Apple QuickTime for Java security bypass vulnerability
Apple QuickTime for Java fails to properly restrict the instantiation and manipulation of Java objects. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Apple QuickTime includes the ability to integrate QuickTime into Java applications and applets. This feature is known as QuickTime for Java. Apple QuickTime for Java fails to properly restrict the instantiation and manipulation of Java objects. This can allow an attacker to create a specially crafted Java applet that can bypass Java applet security restrictions. Once the security restrictions are bypassed, the malicious applet may be able to access and manipulate system resources.
More information is available in About Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6).
By convincing a user to run a malicious Java applet, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. This can be accomplished by visiting a malicious web page with a Java-enabled web browser.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||30 May 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in About Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6).
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2388
- Date Public: 29 May 2007
- Date First Published: 30 May 2007
- Date Last Updated: 30 May 2007
- Severity Metric: 14.11
- Document Revision: 43
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