Advisory Details

July 1st, 2015

Apple QuickTime code Atom Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-289
ZDI-CAN-2934

CVE ID CVE-2015-3666
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 code atom within the Media Information (minf) atom. By malforming this atom, an attacker can cause memory to be accessed after it has been freed. An attacker could leverage this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.

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
  • 2015-05-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-07-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley of Source Incite
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