Advisory Details

April 2nd, 2010

Apple QuickTime genl Atom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-035
ZDI-CAN-461

CVE ID CVE-2010-0526
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Quicktime
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8045. 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 QuickTimeMPEG.qtx and results when QuickTime attempts to parse a malformed 'genl' atom that may be present in any QuickTime media file. A heap overflow is caused when QuickTime fails to perform proper bounds checking on the amount of data copied to the heap by a set of nested loops which can result in arbitrary code execution.

VENDOR RESPONSE Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-04-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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