Apple Computer Inc. Information for VU#112553

Apple QuickTime Player for Windows contains buffer overflow in processing of overly long QuickTime URLs



Vendor Statement

APPLE-SA-2003-03-31 QuickTime Player for Windows

A potential vulnerability in Apple's QuickTime Player for Windows could
allow a remote attacker to compromise a target system.  This exploit is
only possible if the attacker can convince a user to load a specially
crafted QuickTime URL.  Upon successful exploitation, arbitrary code
can be executed under the privileges of the QuickTime user.

CVE Candidate ID:  CAN-2003-0168

Versions affected:  QuickTime Player versions 5.x and 6.0 for Windows.
QuickTime Player for Mac OS and Mac OS X are not affected.

Recommendation:  Install QuickTime version 6.1 for Windows

QuickTime 6.1 for Windows is available via:
  - or -
  "Update Existing Software" menu item in QuickTime Player

Credit to Texonet ( for discovering this

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