Apple QuickTime _qtactivex_ code execution
|apple-quicktime-qtactivex-code-exec (79897)||High Risk|
Apple QuickTime could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a use-after-free error when handling _qtactivex_ parameters within an HTML object. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Refer to Apple KB Article: HT5581 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Apple KB Article: HT5581: About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.3.
- CVE-2012-3751: Use-after-free vulnerability in the plugin in Apple QuickTime before 7.7.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via an HTML document with a crafted _qtactivex_ parameter in an OBJECT element.
- OSVDB ID: 87095: Apple QuickTime HTML Object Element _qtactivex_ Parameter Handling Use-after-free Arbitrary Code Execution
- SA51226: Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Apple QuickTime 7.7.0
- Apple QuickTime 7.7.1
- Apple QuickTime 7.7.2
Nov 07, 2012
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