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Apple QuickTime TIFF image "StripByteCounts" integer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#150753

Original Release Date: 2006-01-11 | Last Revised: 2006-01-13


Apple QuickTime contains an integer overflow vulnerability in the handling of TIFF images, which may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.


Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. QuickTime contains an integer overflow vulnerability in code that handles the StripByteCounts tag in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) images.

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.


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 TIFF file.


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

Vendor Information


Apple Computer, Inc. Affected

Updated:  January 11, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see Apple Support Document 303101.

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This vulnerability was reported by Apple Product Security, who in turn credit Dejun Meng of Fortinet.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-3710
Severity Metric: 32.63
Date Public: 2006-01-10
Date First Published: 2006-01-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-01-13 15:12 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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