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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-303

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-303
Posted Oct 26, 2011
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-303 - 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 visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the way Quicktime handles H.264 streams. When parsing the Sequence Parameter Set data for a H.264 stream it reads the frame cropping offset fields. When those fields contain incorrect data Quicktime will eventually write outside the buffer allocated for the movie stream. This can result in remote code execution under the context of the current user.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, code execution
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2011-3219
MD5 | a0067945002727c5f9476171ff285c65

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 11-303

Change Mirror Download
ZDI-11-303 : Apple QuickTime H264 Stream frame_cropping Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-303
October 26, 2011

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-3219

-- CVSS:
7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

-- Affected Vendors:

Apple



-- Affected Products:

Apple Quicktime



-- 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 visit a
malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the way Quicktime handles H.264 streams.
When parsing the Sequence Parameter Set data for a H.264 stream it reads
the frame cropping offset fields. When those fields contain incorrect
data Quicktime will eventually write outside the buffer allocated for
the movie stream. This can result in remote code execution under the
context of the current user.

-- Vendor Response:

Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4981



-- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-10-26 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Damian Put



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