Advisory Details

June 10th, 2008

Apple QuickTime Indeo Video Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-037
ZDI-CAN-297

CVE ID CVE-2008-1584
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 5997. 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 Indeo video codec. A lack of proper bounds checking within Indeo.qtx can result in a stack 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/HT1222
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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