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Apple QuickTime buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#690515

Original Release Date: 2007-11-13 | Last Revised: 2007-11-13

Overview

Apple QuickTime contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability. If exploited, this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute code.

Description

Apple QuickTime is a media player that includes a browser plugin. QuickTime can display PICT images.

From Apple Article ID: 306896 "About the security content of QuickTime 7.3":
A stack buffer overflow exists in PICT image processing. By enticing a user to open a maliciously crafted image, an attacker may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of PICT files. Credit to Ruben Santamarta of reversemode.com working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a specially crafted PICT image, which could be hosted on a web page.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause QuickTime to crash.

Solution

Upgrade
Apple has addressed this issue in QuickTime 7.3.

Vendor Information

690515
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  November 13, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306896 for more details.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Apple credits Ruben Santamarta of reversemode.com and TippingPoint for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-4676
Severity Metric: 19.15
Date Public: 2007-11-05
Date First Published: 2007-11-13
Date Last Updated: 2007-11-13 16:32 UTC
Document Revision: 2

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