Advisory Details

January 5th, 2012

Apple Quicktime JPEG2000 COD Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-004
ZDI-CAN-1184

CVE ID CVE-2011-3250
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Quicktime 7.3
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11901. 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 flaw exists within the JP2Deco component which is used when handling an mjp2 sample. This sample format (JPEG2000) has a required COD marker segment (0xff52) followed by a COD length value. When extracting the contents of this section the application subtracts from this length before passing it into a call to memcpy. A remote attacker can exploit this error to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5016
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-07-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-01-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Luigi Auriemma
Anonymous
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