Apple QuickTime SMIL files overflow

quicktime-smil-overflow (35357) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple QuickTime is vulnerable to an integer overflow, caused by improper handling of SMIL files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted SMIL file, a remote attacker could cause the victim's QuickTime application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the victim's system with the privileges of the user. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending the malicious file as an email attachment or hosting it on a Web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apple QuickTime (7.2 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

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
  • Apple QuickTime 7.1.6

Reported:

Jul 11, 2007

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