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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-105

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-105
Posted Jun 28, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-105 - 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 he way Quicktime handles Text Track Descriptors. Values for almost all of the text descriptors recognized by quicktime will be read into a fixed size buffer. This can lead to a heap based buffer overflow which can result in remote code execution under the context of the current process.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary, code execution
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2012-0664
MD5 | 3612c709f69450be7a06020e0d327729

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-105

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ZDI-12-105 : Apple Quicktime Text Track Descriptor Parsing Remote Code
Execution
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-105
June 27, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0664

- -- 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 12419.
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 he way Quicktime handles Text Track
Descriptors. Values for almost all of the text descriptors recognized by
quicktime will be read into a fixed size buffer. This can lead to a heap
based buffer overflow which can result in remote code execution under the
context of the current process.

- -- 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:
2011-10-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory


- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Alexander Gavrun


- -- 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
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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:

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