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ZDI-11-229: Apple QuickTime RIFF fmt Chunk Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-11-229: Apple QuickTime RIFF fmt Chunk Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-229

June 29, 2011

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-0209

-- CVSS:
7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple Quicktime

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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 within how the application parses a specially
formatted RIFF WAV file. When parsing a fmt chunk within the file, the
application will use a 32-bit field  to calculate the size of a buffer
to allocate. Before the allocation, the application will add 0x14 bytes
to the result. Due to restrictions imposed on the implementation of this
component by the language and it's platform, an integer overflow can be
made to occur. This can lead to code execution under the context of the
application.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4723

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-04-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-06-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Luigi Auriemma

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