Advisory Details

July 1st, 2015

Apple QuickTime alis Atom Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-278
ZDI-CAN-2700

CVE ID CVE-2015-3664
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/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 alis atom. By providing a malformed alis atom, an attacker is able to cause QuickTime to overflow a stack buffer and execute arbitrary code in the context of the QuickTime process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-01-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-07-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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