Apple QuickTime MPEG-4 movie buffer overflow

ID VU:587937
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-05-17T21:29:00



Apple QuickTime fails to properly handle MPEG-4 movie files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.


Apple's QuickTime Player is multimedia software that allows users to view local and remote audio, video, and image content. QuickTime contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles MPEG-4 movies. This vulnerability may be triggered by sending the QuickTime Player, or an application that uses the QuickTime plug-in, a specially crafted MPEG-4 movie file.

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


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


Apple has addressed this issue with QuickTime 7.1, as specified in Apple Support Document 303752.

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Updated: May 17, 2006


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This issue was reported in the Apple Support Document 303752.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs:* | CVE-2006-1464
**Severity Metric:
| 17.28
*Date Public:
| 2006-05-11
Date First Published: | 2006-05-17
Date Last Updated: | 2006-05-17 21:29 UTC
Document Revision: | 16