Apple QuickTime contains a heap overflow vulnerability in the handling of media files which may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.
Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. Quicktime contains a heap overflow vulnerability in code that handles the stsd atom of a media file.
This vulnerability may be triggered by using the QuickTime Player or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, such as a web browser.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service if the user is persuaded to view a specially crafted media file.
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This vulnerability was reported by Apple Product Security, who in turn credit Karl Lynn of eEye Digital Security.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-01-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-01-12 21:45 UTC|