ZDI-06-015: Apple QuickTime H.264 Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
May 11, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Apple QuickTime versions prior to 7.1
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since March 20, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4183. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apple's QuickTime media player.
The specific flaw exists within the parsing of H.264 content. The
implicit trust of a user-supplied size value during a memory copy loop
allows an attacker to create an exploitable memory corruption
condition. Exploitation requires that an attacker either coerce the
target to open a malformed media file or visit a website embedding the
-- Vendor Response:
Apple has identified and corrected this issue in QuickTime 7.1.
Customers can obtain the fix from Apple's Software Downloads web site:
For further details see:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.03.20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.03.20 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.05.11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by ATmaCA.
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