ZDI-10-045: Apple QuickTime MPEG-1 genl Atom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-10-045: Apple QuickTime MPEG-1 genl Atom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-045
April 2, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2010-0526

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple OS X

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-- Vulnerability Details:
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 during the parsing of MPEG content. Upon
reading a field used for compression within a 'genl' atom in the movie
container, the application will decompress outside the boundary of an
allocated buffer. Successful exploitation can lead to code execution
under the context of the application.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple states:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4104

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-11-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-04-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Anonymous

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