Apple QuickTime Player MP4A Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-130: August 3rd, 2012
This vulnerability allows remote 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 how the application parses a header containing codec-specific data. When handling an error case, the application will forget to initialize a pointer which will later be used in a memory operation. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
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