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Apple QuickTime Player H.264 Codec contains an integer overflow

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### Overview Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle H.264 movies. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. ### Description Apple [QuickTime Player](<http://www.apple.com/quicktime/>) is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. According to [Apple](<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304357>): _By carefully crafting a corrupt H.264 movie, an attacker can trigger an integer overflow or 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 Player, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted H.264 movie. 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](<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=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](<http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/>) document. --- ### Vendor Information 554252 Filter by status: All Affected Not Affected Unknown Filter by content: __ Additional information available __ Sort by: Status Alphabetical Expand all **Javascript is disabled. Click here to view vendors.** ### Apple Computer, Inc. __ Affected Updated: September 13, 2006 ### Status Affected ### Vendor Statement We have not received a statement from the vendor. ### 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>. If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us [email](<mailto:cert@cert.org?Subject=VU%23554252 Feedback>). ### CVSS Metrics Group | Score | Vector ---|---|--- Base | | Temporal | | Environmental | | ### References * <http://piotrbania.com/all/adv/quicktime-integer-overflow-h264-adv-7.1.txt> * <http://secunia.com/advisories/21893/> * <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304357> * <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 Sowhat of Nevis Labs, Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs, and Piotr Bania for reporting these issues. This document was written by Chris Taschner. ### Other Information **CVE IDs:** | [CVE-2006-4386](<http://web.nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2006-4386>) ---|--- **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: ** | 17


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