Apple QuickTime "file: URL" arbitrary code execution

2008-06-10T00:00:00
ID VU:132419
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2008-06-10T19:25:00

Description

Overview

Apple QuickTime does not properly handle "file: URLs" which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

Apple QuickTime is a multiplatform multimedia software architecture which provides file format converters for more than 250 common image, video, and audio file formats.

Per the Apple advisory About the security content of QuickTime 7.5:
A URL handling issue exists in QuickTime's handling of file: URLs. This may allow arbitrary applications and files to be launched when a user plays maliciously crafted QuickTime content in QuickTime Player.


Impact

By convincing a user to play a maliciously crafted QuickTime file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Solution

Apple has addressed this vulnerability in QuickTime 7.5 release.


Vendor Information

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Updated: June 10, 2008

Status

__ Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Apple has addressed this vulnerability in QuickTime 7.5 release.

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CVSS Metrics

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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A

References

<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1991>

Credit

Apple credits to Vinoo Thomas and Rahul Mohandas of McAfee Avert Labs, and Petko D. (pdp) Petkov of GNUCITIZEN working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Joseph Pruszynski.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2008-1585
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Severity Metric:** | 18.25
Date Public:
| 2008-06-09
Date First Published: | 2008-06-10
Date Last Updated: | 2008-06-10 19:25 UTC
Document Revision: | 8