Apple QuickTime Plugin Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-15-276
Type zdi
Reporter WanderingGlitch of HP's Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00


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 handling of the properties for the QuickTime browser plugin. By manipulating a QuickTime object's properties an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.