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Secunia Research: Apple QuickTime PICT Image Parsing Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 10/06/2008

       - Apple QuickTime PICT Image Parsing Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Apple QuickTime 7.4.5

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Whether you are creating content for delivery on cell phones,
broadcast or the Internet, or a software developer looking to take
your application to the next level, QuickTime provides the most
comprehensive platform in the industry."

Product Link:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Apple Quicktime
which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise
a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when parsing
packed scanlines from a PixData structure in a PICT file and can be
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via e.g. viewing a
specially crafted image file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Update to QuickTime 7.5.

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6) Time Table 

10/03/2008 - Vendor notified.
13/03/2008 - Vendor response.
10/06/2008 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-1581 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-9/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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