Apple QuickTime does not properly handle "file: URLs" which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Apple QuickTime is a multiplatform multimedia software architecture which provides file format converters for more than 250 common image, video, and audio file formats.
Per the Apple advisory About the security content of QuickTime 7.5:
By convincing a user to play a maliciously crafted QuickTime file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Apple has addressed this vulnerability in QuickTime 7.5 release.
Apple credits to Vinoo Thomas and Rahul Mohandas of McAfee Avert Labs, and Petko D. (pdp) Petkov of GNUCITIZEN working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Joseph Pruszynski.
|Date First Published:||2008-06-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-06-10 19:25 UTC|