Advisory Details

June 11th, 2013

Apple QuickTime Sorenson Video mdat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-118
ZDI-CAN-1709

CVE ID CVE-2013-1019
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 processing of a malformed Sorenson Video 3 mdat section in a QuickTime mov file. This can lead to memory corruption that could lead to remote code execution under the context of the 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
  • 2013-02-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-06-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Tom Gallagher (Microsoft) & Paul Bates (Microsoft)
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