Apple Quicktime STSD Media Type Heap Overflow VulnerabilityTPTI-07-07: May 10th, 2007
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Vulnerability DetailsThis vulnerability allows 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 the parsing of malformed Sample Table Sample Descriptor (STSD) atoms. Specifying a malicious atom size can result in an under allocated heap chunk and subsequently an exploitable heap corruption.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2006-06-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory