Advisory Details

April 2nd, 2010

Apple QuickTime QDM2/QDCA Atom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-041
ZDI-CAN-546

CVE ID CVE-2010-0059
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 9431. 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 during the rendering of an audio stream utilizing QDesign's audio codec. The application will perform an allocation utilizing a field specified in the sample's description. Later when initializing the buffer, the application will utilize a different length. If the lengths differ, then a buffer overflow will occur. This can lead 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/HT4077
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-08-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-04-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
Anonymous
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