Advisory Details

April 3rd, 2008

Apple QuickTime MP4A Atom Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-08-016
ZDI-CAN-285

CVE ID CVE-2008-1018
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Quicktime
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3377. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of the QuickTime Channel Compositor atom. When the movie file contains a malformed 'chan' atom, a heap corruption occurs resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

VENDOR RESPONSE Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1241
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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