Advisory Details

April 2nd, 2010

Apple QuickTime H.263 PictureHeader Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-036
ZDI-CAN-521

CVE ID CVE-2010-0062
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
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 8438. 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 within quicktime.qts when parsing sample data from a malformed .3g2 file that is utilizing the h.263 codec. While parsing data to render the video stream, the application will miscalculate the length of a buffer. Later when decompressing data to the heap chunk, the application will overflow the under allocated buffer leading to 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/HT4104
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-08-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-04-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Damian Put
Anonymous
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