Apple QuickTime PICT font buffer overflow

quicktime-pict-font-bo (26400) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Apple QuickTime is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper handling of malformed PICT image files. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted PICT file containing malformed font information to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system or cause the victim's QuickTime application to crash.


Gain Access


Apply the Apple QuickTime 7.1 Update, available from the Apple Web site. See References.


  • Apple QuickTime 7.1 Update: About the security content of the QuickTime 7.1 Update .
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri May 12 2006 - 11:39:00 CDT: Apple QuickDraw/QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-132B: Apple QuickTime Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • BID-17953: Apple QuickTime Multiple Integer and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1453: Stack-based buffer overflow in Apple QuickTime before 7.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted QuickDraw PICT image format file containing malformed font information.
  • SA20069: QuickTime Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016067: Apple QuickTime Buffer Overflows in Processing JPEG/BMP/FlashPix/PICT Images and QuickTime/AVI/MPEG4/Flash Movies Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016075: Apple QuickDraw Buffer Overflows in Processing PICT Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple QuickTime 7.0
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0.1
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0.2
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0.3
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0.4
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0.8


May 11, 2006

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