Advisory Details

June 11th, 2013

Apple QuickTime 3GP Parsing Remote Code Execution Vunerability

ZDI-13-113
ZDI-CAN-1641

CVE ID CVE-2013-1018
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/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 12957. 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 parsing of H.264 compressed data. Lengths specified within the file are not properly validated before being used as a size in a memory copy. By abusing this behavior an attacker can ensure this memory is under control and leverage the situation to achieve remote code execution under the context of the user currently logged in.

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
  • 2012-11-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-06-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT G. Geshev
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