Advisory Details

February 1st, 2011

Apple Quicktime Sprite Transformation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-038
ZDI-CAN-910

CVE ID CVE-2010-3790
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Quicktime
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 how the application performs a transformation on an image sample using the sprite handler. When performing the transformation, the application will scale the sprite outside the bounds of the original buffer. This can cause memory corruption which can lead to code execution within the context of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4435 and
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4447


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-11-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-02-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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