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Apple QuickTime MPEG-4 movie buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#587937

Original Release Date: 2006-05-17 | Last Revised: 2006-05-17


Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle MPEG-4 movie 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. QuickTime contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles MPEG-4 movies. This vulnerability may be triggered by sending the QuickTime Player, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted MPEG-4 movie 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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  May 17, 2006



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 the Apple Support Document 303752

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1464
Severity Metric: 17.28
Date Public: 2006-05-11
Date First Published: 2006-05-17
Date Last Updated: 2006-05-17 21:29 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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