Vulnerability Note VU#570689

Apple QuickTime FlashPix integer overflow

Original Release date: 15 May 2006 | Last revised: 17 May 2006


Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle FlashPix images. 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. QuickTime contains an integer overflow in the code that handles FlashPix images. 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, as specified in Apple Support Document 303752.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-15 May 2006
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This issue was reported in the Apple Support Document 303752.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1249
  • Date Public: 11 May 2006
  • Date First Published: 15 May 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 17 May 2006
  • Severity Metric: 17.50
  • Document Revision: 14


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