Vulnerability Note VU#540348
Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle FlashPix files
Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle FlashPix files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.
Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. According to Apple:
By carefully crafting a corrupt FlashPix file, an attacker can trigger an exception leaving an uninitialized object. This may lead to an application crash or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user.
This vulnerability may be triggered by sending the QuickTime Player, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted FlashPix file.
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 condition.
Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.1.3 as specified in Apple Support Document 304357.
Disable QuickTime in your web browser
An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a specially crafted file with a web browser. Disabling QuickTime in your web browser will defend against this attack vector. For more information, refer to the Securing Your Web Browser document.
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||13 Sep 2006|
This issue was reported in Apple Support Document
Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
12 Sep 2006
Date First Published:
13 Sep 2006
Date Last Updated:
13 Sep 2006
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