Advisory Details

June 10th, 2008

Apple QuickTime SMIL qtnext Redirect File Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-08-038
ZDI-CAN-326

CVE ID CVE-2008-1585
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 6119. 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 open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of SMIL text embedded in video formats. No sanity checking is performed on values of the qt:next attribute. When the URI for this attribute is a file type not recognized by QuickTime, it is passed to url.dll!FileProtocolHandler which will allow explorer.exe handle non-http filetypes. Successful exploitation can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

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
  • 2008-05-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Petko D. (pdp) Petkov | GNUCITIZEN
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