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Secunia Research: Apple QuickTime PICT Image Parsing Buffer Overflow

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Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 07:05:29 GMT
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Secunia Research 10/06/2008 - Apple QuickTime PICT Image Parsing Buffer Overflow -
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Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • Apple QuickTime 7.4.5

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: Remote



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Whether you are creating content for delivery on cell phones, broadcast or the Internet, or a software developer looking to take your application to the next level, QuickTime provides the most comprehensive platform in the industry."

Product Link:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Apple Quicktime which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when parsing packed scanlines from a PixData structure in a PICT file and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via e.g. viewing a specially crafted image file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

Update to QuickTime 7.5.



6) Time Table 10/03/2008 - Vendor notified. 13/03/2008 - Vendor response. 10/06/2008 - Public disclosure.
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7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-1581 for the vulnerability.



9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://corporate.secunia.com/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general:

http://corporate.secunia.com/secunia_research/33/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/secunia_vacancies/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/


  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-9/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/