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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-095

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-095
Posted Jun 22, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-095 - 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 parsing of XML elements within a TeXML file. Specifically, when handling the transform attribute the code within QuickTime3GPP.qtx does not properly validate the length of the data within a translate or matrix object before copying it into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running Quicktime.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2012-0663
MD5 | 6a5eb4839af2244bab3c6bb6cb14c0fc

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-095

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ZDI-12-095 : Apple Quicktime TeXML transform Attribute Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-095
June 21, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0663

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

- -- Affected Vendors:

Apple

- -- Affected Products:

Apple QuickTime

- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12405.
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 specific flaw exists within the parsing of XML elements within a TeXML
file. Specifically, when handling the transform attribute the code within
QuickTime3GPP.qtx does not properly validate the length of the data within
a translate or matrix object before copying it into a fixed-length buffer
on the stack. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running
Quicktime.

- -- 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:
2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Alexander Gavrun

- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
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
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

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