Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle SGI images

2006-09-13T00:00:00
ID VU:308204
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-09-13T18:57:00

Description

Overview

Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle SGI images. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Apple QuickTime is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. According to Apple:

By carefully crafting a corrupt SGI image, an attacker can trigger a buffer overflow which may lead to an application crash or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user.
This vulnerability may be triggered by sending QuickTime, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted SGI image.

Note that this issue affects QuickTime installations on both Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows operating systems.


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.


Solution

Upgrade QuickTime
Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.1.3 as specified in Apple Support Document 304357.


Disable QuickTime in your web browser

An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a specially crafted file with a web browser. Disabling QuickTime in your web browser will defend against this attack vector. For more information, refer to the Securing Your Web Browser document.


Vendor Information

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Apple Computer, Inc. Affected

Updated: September 13, 2006

Status

Affected

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

Refer to <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304357>.

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References

  • <http://secunia.com/advisories/21893/>
  • <http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/quicktime713.html>
  • <http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html>
  • <http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/>

Acknowledgements

This issue was reported in Apple Support Document 304357. Apple credits Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-4385
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Severity Metric: | 27.00
Date Public: | 2006-09-12
Date First Published: | 2006-09-13
Date Last Updated: | 2006-09-13 18:57 UTC
Document Revision: | 14