Advisory Details

July 1st, 2015

Apple QuickTime Plugin Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-276
ZDI-CAN-2574

CVE ID CVE-2015-3665
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 16930. 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 handling of the properties for the QuickTime browser plugin. By manipulating a QuickTime object's properties an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. 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/HT201222
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-10-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-07-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT WanderingGlitch of HP's Zero Day Initiative
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