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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-004

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-004
Posted Jan 6, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-04 - 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 flaw exists within the JP2Deco component which is used when handling an mjp2 sample. This sample format (JPEG2000) has a required COD marker segment (0xff52) followed by a COD length value. When extracting the contents of this section the application subtracts from this length before passing it into a call to memcpy. A remote attacker can exploit this error to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2011-3250
MD5 | 309f589f17e67bf134a930ae65f7b9e8

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-004

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ZDI-12-004 : Apple Quicktime JPEG2000 COD Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-004
January 5, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-3250

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

- -- Affected Vendors:

Apple



- -- Affected Products:

Apple Quicktime 7.3



- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11901.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- 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 flaw exists within the JP2Deco component which is used when handling
an mjp2 sample. This sample format (JPEG2000) has a required COD marker
segment (0xff52) followed by a COD length value. When extracting the
contents of this section the application subtracts from this length
before passing it into a call to memcpy. A remote attacker can exploit
this error to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user.

- -- Vendor Response:

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

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5016




- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-07-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-01-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory



- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Luigi Auriemma


* Anonymous



- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
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a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
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Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

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