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QuickTime Sorenson Video 3 Array-Indexing

QuickTime Sorenson Video 3 Array-Indexing
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Authored by Carsten Eiram | Site secunia.com

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in QuickTime, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused by an array-indexing error when parsing Sorenson Video 3 content and can be exploited to corrupt memory during decompression via a specially crafted file. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
advisories | CVE-2010-3793
SHA-256 | e114b679b8b2a77228eda194e3cac070aeb1c50ddabcdbb4ade3ae86857bb33e

QuickTime Sorenson Video 3 Array-Indexing

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Secunia Research 11/11/2010

- QuickTime Sorenson Video 3 Array-Indexing Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Apple QuickTime 7.6.6 and 7.6.8

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where: Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"When you hop aboard QuickTime 7 Player, you’re assured of a truly
rich multimedia experience.".

Product Link:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/player/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in QuickTime, which
can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by an array-indexing error when parsing
Sorenson Video 3 content and can be exploited to corrupt memory during
decompression via a specially crafted file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

This will be addressed in an upcoming version for Windows. A fix is
available for Mac OS X.

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6) Time Table

13/04/2010 - Vendor notified.
13/04/2010 - Vendor response.
26/10/2010 - Vendor provides status update.
11/11/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-3793 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-60/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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