Advisory Details

April 3rd, 2008

Apple QuickTime Kodak Encoding Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-017
ZDI-CAN-289

CVE ID CVE-2008-1020
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Quicktime
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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 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 Ruben Santamarta of Reversemode.com
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