Apple Quicktime QTPlugin SetLanguage Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-125: July 12th, 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 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 ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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