Apple QuickTime Panorama PDAT Atom Parsing Buffer Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-08-058: September 9th, 2008
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime. 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 in the handling of panorama track PDAT atoms. When the maxTilt, minFieldOfView and maxFieldOfView elements are corrupted, a stack buffer overflow occurs which can be further leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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