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Apple Quicktime FLC Encoded Movie Heap Overflow

Apple Quicktime FLC Encoded Movie Heap Overflow
Posted Apr 1, 2010
Authored by Nicolas Joly | Site vupen.com

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in Apple Quicktime. The flaw is caused by a heap overflow error when processing FLC encoded movie files, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page or opening a malicious movie file.

tags | advisory, web, overflow, arbitrary
systems | apple
advisories | CVE-2010-0520
SHA-256 | 4cfffb94b7511115e3a60cb845becd8bf61bfddf9c72a478a98b9706a727c01f

Apple Quicktime FLC Encoded Movie Heap Overflow

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VUPEN Security Research - Apple Quicktime FLC Encoded Movie Heap Overflow
Vulnerability

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

"Apple QuickTime is software that allows Mac and Windows users to play
back audio and video on their computers. But taking a deeper look,
QuickTime is many things: a file format, an environment for media
authoring and a suite of applications" from Apple.com


II. DESCRIPTION
---------------------

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in
Apple Quicktime.

The flaw is caused by a heap overflow error when processing FLC
encoded movie files, which could be exploited by attackers to
execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially
crafted web page or opening a malicious movie file.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
--------------------------------

Apple QuickTime versions prior to 7.6.6


IV. Exploits - PoCs & Binary Analysis
----------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and an exploit code
have been released by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis
& Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits


V. SOLUTION
----------------

Upgrade to Apple QuickTime version 7.6.6 :
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/


VI. CREDIT
--------------

The vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security


VII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------------

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability
management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises
and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited,
ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial
services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN
to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and
stay ahead of the latest threats.

* VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits


VIII. REFERENCES
----------------------

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0746
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4104
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0520


IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
-----------------------------------

2009-05-28 - Vendor notified
2009-05-28 - Vendor response
2009-07-18 - Status update received
2009-10-30 - Status update received
2010-01-07 - Status update received
2010-03-11 - Status update received
2010-03-31 - Coordinated public Disclosure


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