Advisory Details

September 9th, 2008

Apple QuickTime STSZ Atom Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-08-059
ZDI-CAN-328

CVE ID CVE-2008-3626
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 6148. 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 or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of STSZ atoms within the function CallComponentFunctionWithStorage(). When an entry in the sample_size_table is too large, a memory corruption occurs which can be further leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3027
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-05-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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