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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-125

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-125
Posted Jul 13, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-125 - 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 Quicktime.qts. The stack buffer overflow occurs as a result of an unbounded string copy function in Quicktime.qts, reachable through the IQTPluginControl::SetLanguage COM method exposed by the COM object QTPlugin.ocx. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute code under the context of the user.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2012-0666
MD5 | 425fd990d9d1f04fa82ad12630cbfa66

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-125

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ZDI-12-125: Apple Quicktime QTPlugin SetLanguage Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-125
July 12, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0666

- -- 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 12440.
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 Quicktime.qts. The stack buffer overflow
occurs as a result of an unbounded string copy function in Quicktime.qts,
reachable through the IQTPluginControl::SetLanguage COM method exposed by
the COM object QTPlugin.ocx. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute
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/HT1222


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* CHkr_D591


- -- 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
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:
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