Advisory Details

January 8th, 2016

Apple QuickTime ID3 Tag Heap Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-002
ZDI-CAN-3337

CVE ID CVE-2015-7092
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/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 21337. 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 parsing of ID3 version tags in MP3 files. By providing a malformed TXXX frame, an attacker can cause data to be written past the end of an allocated heap buffer. 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:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205638
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-10-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-01-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Jaanus Kp - Clarified Security
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