Apple QuickTime Java toQTPointer() code execution

quicktime-toqtpointer-code-execution (33827) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple QuickTime could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the toQTPointer() function in the QuickTime Java extensions (QTJava.dll). By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page using the Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox Web browsers, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite memory and execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.6
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 update. See References.

References:

  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 update: About the security content of QuickTime 7.1.6.
  • Apple QuickTime Web site: Apple - QuickTime.
  • IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Alert, May 1, 2007: Apple QuickTime Code Execution.
  • Matasano Chargen Blog, April 23, 2007: BREAKING: MacBook Vuln In Quicktime, Affects Win32 Apple Code .
  • ZDI-07-023: Apple QTJava toQTPointer() Pointer Arithmetic Memory Overwrite Vulnerability.
  • BID-23608: Apple Quicktime QTJava toQTPointer() Java Handling Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2175: Apple QuickTime Java extensions (QTJava.dll), as used in Safari and other browsers, and when Java is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via parameters to the toQTPointer method in quicktime.util.QTHandleRef, which can be used to modify arbitrary memory when creating QTPointerRef objects, as demonstrated during the PWN 2 0WN contest at CanSecWest 2007.
  • OSVDB ID: 34178: Apple QuickTime (QTJava.dll) quicktime.util.QTHandleRef toQTPointer Method Arbitrary Code Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 38857: Mozilla Firefox Javascript Errors Unspecified Remote Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA25011: Apple QuickTime Java Extension "toQTPointer()" Code Execution
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017950: Apple QuickTime Java Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#420668: Apple QuickTime for Java QTPointerRef heap memory corruption vulnerability

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
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.1
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.2
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.3
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.4
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.5

Reported:

Apr 23, 2007

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