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Apple Quicktime PICT Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability



VUPEN Security Research - Apple Quicktime PICT Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability
VUPEN Security Research - Apple Quicktime PICT Processing Integer Overflow Vulnerability



VUPEN Security Research - Apple Quicktime PICT Processing Integer Overflow 
Vulnerability

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php 


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

"Apple QuickTime is software that allows Mac and Windows users to play
back audio and video on their computers. But taking a deeper look,
QuickTime is many things: a file format, an environment for media
authoring and a suite of applications" from Apple.com


II. DESCRIPTION
--------------------- 

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in
Apple Quicktime.

The flaw is caused by an integer overflow error when processing PICT files
with malformed data and atoms, which could be exploited by attackers to
execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially
crafted web page or opening a malicious PICT image.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
--------------------------------

Apple QuickTime versions prior to 7.6.6


IV. Exploits - PoCs & Binary Analysis
----------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and an exploit code
have been released by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis
& Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits 


V. SOLUTION
---------------- 

Upgrade to Apple QuickTime version 7.6.6 :
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ 


VI. CREDIT
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The vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security


VII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------------

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability
management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises
and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited,
ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial
services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN
to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and
stay ahead of the latest threats.

* VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services 

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits 


VIII. REFERENCES
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http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0746 
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4104 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0527 



IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
----------------------------------- 

2009-05-28 - Vendor notified
2009-05-28 - Vendor response
2009-07-18 - Status update received
2009-10-30 - Status update received
2010-01-07 - Status update received
2010-03-11 - Status update received
2010-03-31 - Coordinated public Disclosure





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