TPTI-07-07: Apple QuickTime STSD Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-05-12T00:00:00


TPTI-07-07: Apple QuickTime STSD Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability May 10, 2007

-- CVE ID: CVE-2007-0754

-- Affected Vendor: Apple

-- Affected Products: QuickTime Player 7.x

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability since January 31, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4109. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows 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 the parsing of malformed Sample Table Sample Descriptor (STSD) atoms. Specifying a malicious atom size can result in an under allocated heap chunk and subsequently an exploitable heap corruption.

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

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2006.06.16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2006.01.31 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers 2007.05.10 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Ganesh Devarajan, TippingPoint DVLabs.