Advisory Details

June 11th, 2013

Apple QuickTime stsd Atom Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-116
ZDI-CAN-1813

CVE ID CVE-2013-1021
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 the handling of the stsd atom. A malformed stsd atom can be used to cause heap corruption. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

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
  • 2013-03-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-06-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Mil3s beep
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