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Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle malformed movie files

Vulnerability Note VU#582681

Original Release Date: 2007-07-12 | Last Revised: 2007-07-13


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.


Upgrade QuickTime
Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.2 as specified in Apple Support Document 305947.

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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  July 12, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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


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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.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2392
Severity Metric: 8.66
Date Public: 2007-07-11
Date First Published: 2007-07-12
Date Last Updated: 2007-07-13 12:42 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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