Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle malformed movie files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.
Apple QuickTime is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. An unspecified memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way QuickTime handles malformed movie files. This vulnerability can be triggered by accessing a specially crafted movie file with QuickTime, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in.
Note that this issue affects QuickTime installations on both Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.
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.
This issue was reported in Apple Support Document 305947. Apple credits Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch of Red Shed Software for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2007-07-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-07-13 12:42 UTC|