Apple QuickTime nam Atom Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-044
Type zdi
Reporter Tom Gallagher (Microsoft) & Paul Bates (Microsoft)
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote 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 nam atom in an mp4 file. Manipulation of this atom can corrupt memory and a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process.