ZDI-08-038: QuickTime SMIL qtnext Redirect File Execution Jun 10 2008 06:56PM
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ZDI-08-038: QuickTime SMIL qtnext Redirect File Execution

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-038

June 10, 2008

-- CVE ID:

CVE-2008-1585

-- Affected Vendors:

Apple

-- Affected Products:

Apple Quicktime

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TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6119.

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-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime. User interaction is

required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open a

malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of SMIL text embedded in video

formats. No sanity checking is performed on values of the qt:next

attribute. When the URI for this attribute is a file type not recognized

by QuickTime, it is passed to url.dll!FileProtocolHandler which will

allow explorer.exe handle non-http filetypes. Successful exploitation

can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

-- Vendor Response:

Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-05-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Petko D. (pdp) Petkov | GNUCITIZEN

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