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Apple Quicktime Image File IDSC Atom Memory Corruption Vulnerability



TPTI-08-01: Apple Quicktime Image File IDSC Atom Memory Corruption Vulnerability
TPTI-08-01: Apple Quicktime Image File IDSC Atom Memory Corruption Vulnerability



TPTI-08-01: Apple Quicktime Image File IDSC Atom Memory Corruption  
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/TPTI-08-01.html 
January 15, 2008

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2008-0033

-- Affected Vendor:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
QuickTime Player 7.3
QuickTime PictureViewer 7.3

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows 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 malformed Image
Descriptor (IDSC) atoms. Specifying a malicious atom size can result in
an under allocated heap chunk and subsequently an exploitable heap
corruption situation.

-- Vendor Response:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307301 

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.10.19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008.01.15 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Cody Pierce - TippingPoint DVLabs.



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