Apple QuickTime Run Length Encoding Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ID ZDI-08-018
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2008-11-09T00:00:00


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 parsing of QuickTime files that utilize the Animation codec. A lack of proper length checks can result in a heap based buffer overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.