Advisory Details

August 31st, 2011

Apple QuickTime 3g2 'mp4v' atom size Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-277
ZDI-CAN-1285

CVE ID CVE-2011-0258
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 11366. 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 the way Quicktime handles 'mp4v' codec information. When parsing the video description table it will read the size field preceding the 'mp4v' tag and use that size to create an allocation to hold the data. It will then copy the correct amount of data into that buffer, but then does some endian changes on a fixed portion of the buffer without checking its size. The resulting memory corruption could result in remote code execution 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/HT4826
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-06-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-08-31 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Damian Put
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