Advisory Details

April 3rd, 2014

Apple QuickTime nam Atom Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-044
ZDI-CAN-1737

CVE ID CVE-2014-1243
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/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 nam atom in an mp4 file. Manipulation of this atom can corrupt memory and a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code 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
  • 2013-07-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Tom Gallagher (Microsoft) & Paul Bates (Microsoft)
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