Apple QuickTime "Content-Type" header buffer overflow

quicktime-content-header-bo (8126) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Apple QuickTime is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending an HTTP response containing an overly long Content-Type header, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • SPS Advisory #46: Apple QuickTime Player "Content-Type" Buffer Overflow.
  • BID-4064: Apple QuickTime Content-Type Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0252: Buffer overflow in Apple QuickTime Player 5.01 and 5.02 allows remote web servers to execute arbitrary code via a response containing a long Content-Type MIME header.
  • OSVDB ID: 9340: Apple QuickTime Content-Type Header Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple QuickTime 5.0.1 ja
  • Apple QuickTime 5.0.2 ja


Feb 09, 2002

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