Advisory Details

April 3rd, 2008

Apple QuickTime Run Length Encoding Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-018
ZDI-CAN-296

CVE ID CVE-2008-1021
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 5998. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
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 parsing of QuickTime files that utilize the Animation codec. A lack of proper length checks can result in a heap based buffer overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 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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