Apple QuickTime Streaming Server missing track denial of service

quicktime-missing-track-dos (26423) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


QuickTime Streaming Server running on Mac OS X Server is vulnerable to a denial of service. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted QuickTime movie containing a missing track to cause the server process to crash resulting in an interruption of client connections. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.


Denial of Service


Apply Apple Security Update 2006-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.


  • Apple Security Update 2006-003: About Security Update 2006-003.
  • US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-132A: Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1455: QuickTime Streaming Server in Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and connection interruption) via a QuickTime movie with a missing track, which triggers a null dereference.
  • OSVDB ID: 25599: Apple Mac OS X Server QuickTime Server Missing Track DoS
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016070: Apple QuickTime Streaming Server Buffer Overflow in RTSP Request Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple QuickTime Streaming Server


May 11, 2006

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