full-disclosure-uk September 2008 archive
Main Archive Page > Month Archives  > full-disclosure-uk archives
full-disclosure-uk: [Full-disclosure] Critical Vulnerability in

[Full-disclosure] Critical Vulnerability in Apple Quicktime’s Indeo Codec

From: NGSSoftware Insight Security Research <nisr_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Sep 15 2008 - 17:21:49 GMT
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com, vulnwatch@vulnwatch.org, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk


Paul Byrne of NGSSoftware has discovered a critical vulnerability in Apple Quicktime's implementation of the Indeo Codec (CVE-ID: CVE-2008-3615) which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a user’s system via playing a malformed movie file in Quicktime containing video encoded in the Indeo Codec. This is also possible to be executed through the Quicktime Internet Explorer Active X control. It is in the Quicktime library for Indeo in the file "ir50_32.qtx" which was previous distributed through Apple's website but written by a third party. The codec has now been removed and is no longer supported in the latest version of Quicktime.

This issue has been resolved in the newest version of Apple Quicktime 7.5.5, to see Apple's release go to:


NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. Full details will be published in December 2008. This three month window will allow other vendors the time needed to create patches in their versions of Indeo Codec before the details are released to the general public. This reflects NGSSoftware’s approach to responsible disclosure.

NGSSoftware Insight Security Research
Email: nisr@ngssoftware.com http://www.ngssoftware.com http://www.databasesecurity.com/ http://www.nextgenss.com/
+44(0)208 401 0070 -- E-MAIL DISCLAIMER The information contained in this email and any subsequent correspondence is private, is solely for the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential or privileged information. For those other than the intended recipient(s), any disclosure, copying, distribution, or any other action taken, or omitted to be taken, in reliance on such information is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this message in error, please inform the sender and delete this mail and any attachments. The views expressed in this email do not necessarily reflect NGS policy. NGS accepts no liability or responsibility for any onward transmission or use of emails and attachments having left the NGS domain. NGS and NGSSoftware are trading names of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. Registered office address: 52 Throwley Way, Sutton, SM1 4BF with Company Number 04225835 and VAT Number 783096402 _______________________________________________ Full-Disclosure - We believe in it. Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/