Advisory Details

September 9th, 2008

Apple QuickTime AVC1 Atom Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-060
ZDI-CAN-304

CVE ID CVE-2008-3627
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 6169. 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 in the parsing of AVC1 atoms. An integer overflow condition is present that can result in a heap chunk being under-allocated. This heap corruption 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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