[NT]Apple QuickTime Player H.264 Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability

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Apple QuickTime Player H.264 Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability


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 or open a malicious file.


The specific flaw exists in the parsing of MP4 video files in
QuickTimeH264.qtx. A maliciously crafted MDAT atom can cause a heap
corruption 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/HT3027> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3027

Disclosure Timeline:
2008-05-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

CVE Information:


The information has been provided by <mailto:zdi-disclosures@xxxxxxxx>
The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).
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