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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 08-016

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 08-016
Posted Apr 4, 2008
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

A 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. The specific flaw exists in the parsing of the QuickTime Channel Compositor atom. When the movie file contains a malformed 'chan' atom, a heap corruption occurs resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. Version 7.4.1 is affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2008-1018
MD5 | ce95497bee97f6b5779de8557aa8055e

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 08-016

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ZDI-08-016: Apple QuickTime MP4A Atom Parsing Heap Corruption 
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-016
April 3, 2008

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2008-1018

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple Quicktime 7.4.1

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3377.
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.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of the QuickTime Channel
Compositor atom. When the movie file contains a malformed 'chan' atom, a
heap corruption occurs resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

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

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1241

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory

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

-- 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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