Apple QuickTime Kodak Encoding Heap Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-08-017: April 3rd, 2008
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime Player. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the quicktime.qts library responsible for parsing Kodak encoded images. A lack of proper error checking can result in a heap based buffer overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Ruben Santamarta of Reversemode.com