Apple QuickTime Kodak Encoding Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ID ZDI-08-017
Type zdi
Reporter Ruben Santamarta of
Modified 2008-06-22T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime Player. 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 quicktime.qts library responsible for parsing Kodak encoded images. A lack of proper error checking can result in a heap based buffer overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.