Apple QuickTime Indeo Video Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

2008-06-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-08-037
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2008-11-09T00:00:00

Description

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 Indeo video codec. A lack of proper bounds checking within Indeo.qtx can result in a stack based buffer overflow leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.