Advisory Details

June 27th, 2013

Apple QuickTime PICT Image LongComment Opcode Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-150
ZDI-CAN-1620

CVE ID CVE-2013-0975
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/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 12995. 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 way QuickTime handles the LongComment PICT opcode. It converts an unsigned 16 bit value into a signed 32 bit value after it performs some mathematical operations on it. This value is later used as a size parameter for a memory copy function that copies from the file onto the heap. An attacker can 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
  • 2013-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Tobias Klein
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