Apple QuickTime RTSP responses buffer overflow

quicktime-rtsp-responses-bo (39601) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple QuickTime is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when handling RTSP responses. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site or open a specially-crafted QTL file and attempt to display a malformed "Reason-Phrase", a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending the malicious file as an email attachment or by hosting it on a Web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apple QuickTime (7.4.1 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple QuickTime Web site: Apple - QuickTime.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Apple TV 2.1.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of QuickTime 7.4.1.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Jan 10 2008 - 15:39:10 CST : Re: Buffer-overflow in Quicktime Player 7.3.1.70.
  • Luigi Auriemma Advisories, 10 Jan 2008: Buffer-overflow in Quicktime Player 7.3.1.70.
  • BID-27225: Apple QuickTime RTSP Response Reason-Phrase Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0234: Buffer overflow in Apple Quicktime Player 7.3.1.70 and other versions before 7.4.1, when RTSP tunneling is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long Reason-Phrase response to an rtsp:// request, as demonstrated using a 404 error message.
  • OSVDB ID: 40382: Apple QuickTime RTSP Response Long Reason-Phrase Arbitrary Remote Code Execution
  • SA28423: Apple QuickTime RTSP Reply Reason-Phrase Buffer Overflow
  • SA31034: Apple TV Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019178: QuickTime Buffer Overflow in Processing HTTP 404 Response Messages Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#112179: Apple QuickTime RTSP Response message Reason-Phrase buffer overflow vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Apple TV 2.0.0
  • 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
  • Apple QuickTime 7.2
  • Apple QuickTime 7.3
  • Apple QuickTime 7.3.1
  • Apple QuickTime 7.3.1.70

Reported:

Jan 10, 2008

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