Apple QuickTime alis Atom Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-15-278: July 1st, 2015
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 within the handling of the alis atom. By providing a malformed alis atom, an attacker is able to cause QuickTime to overflow a stack buffer and execute arbitrary code in the context of the QuickTime process.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2015-01-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2015-07-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)