Advisory Details

July 12th, 2012

Apple Quicktime QTPlugin SetLanguage Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-125
ZDI-CAN-1398

CVE ID CVE-2012-0666
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 12440. 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. The stack buffer overflow occurs as a result of an unbounded string copy function in Quicktime.qts, reachable through the IQTPluginControl::SetLanguage COM method exposed by the COM object QTPlugin.ocx. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute 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/HT1222
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT CHkr_D591
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