The Apple QuickTime player contains a heap buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or create a denial-of-service condition.
Apple QuickTime contains a heap buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running QuickTime. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted QuickTime movie file, an attacker can trigger the overflow.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary code or create a denial-of-service condition. The crafted QuickTime movie file may be supplied on a web page, in an email for the victim to select, or by some other means designed to encourage them to invoke QuickTime on the exploit file.
Apple has released QuickTime 7.1.5 to address this issue.
Do not allow browsers to open QuickTime automatically
Thanks to Apple for information that was used in this report. Apple in turn thanks Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs Piotr Bania, and Artur Ogloza.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2007-03-06|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-03-19 18:41 UTC|