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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
"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."
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.
Update to QuickTime 7.5.
Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-1581 for the vulnerability.
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