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ZDI-07-066: Apple Quicktime PICT File PackBitsRgn Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability
Nov 05 2007 10:39PM
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ZDI-07-066: Apple Quicktime PICT File PackBitsRgn Parsing Heap Corruption
November 5, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
-- 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 exist in the parsing of the PackBitsRgn field (Opcode
0x0099). Due to improper handling of a malformed element in the
structure, heap corruption occurs. If properly constructed this can
lead to code execution running under the credentials of the user.
-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.09.14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.11.05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Ruben Santamarta of reversemode.com.
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