Apple Quicktime Text Track Descriptor Parsing Remote Code ExecutionZDI-12-105: June 27th, 2012
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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 ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-10-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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