Apple iOS CoreMedia CVE-2012-3722 code execution

apple-ios-coremedia-cve20123722 (78715) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

An error in Apple iOS CoreMedia related to an uninitialized memory access in the handling of Sorenson encoded movie files could allow an attacker to cause an application crash or execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Apple Article: HT5503 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Apple KB HT5501: About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2, OS X Lion v10.7.5 and Security Update 2012-004.
  • Apple KB HT5503: About the security content of iOS 6.
  • CVE-2012-3722: The Sorenson codec in QuickTime in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.5, and in CoreMedia in iOS before 6, accesses uninitialized memory locations, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted movie file with Sorenson encoding.
  • OSVDB ID: 85649: Apple Mac OS X QuickTime Sorenson Encoded Movie File Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA50586: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iOS 5 iPad
  • Apple iOS 5 iPhone
  • Apple iOS 5 iPod touch
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6

Reported:

Sep 19, 2012

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