Vulnerability Note VU#150753

Apple QuickTime TIFF image "StripByteCounts" integer overflow

Original Release date: 11 Jan 2006 | Last revised: 13 Jan 2006


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.


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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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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
  • Date Public: 10 Jan 2006
  • Date First Published: 11 Jan 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Jan 2006
  • Severity Metric: 32.63
  • Document Revision: 13


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