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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
(0Day) Apple QuickTime 'mvhd' Atom Heap Memory Corruption
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
24 July 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apple QuickTime
Publisher: Zero Day Initiative
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-4979
Comment: The Zero Day initiative has released the following advisory of a
currently unpatched vulnerability in Apple's QuickTime application.
Currently the only mitigation available is to solely use QuickTime
with trusted media files.
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(0Day) Apple QuickTime 'mvhd' Atom Heap Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution
ZDI-14-264: July 23rd, 2014
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime. User interaction is required to
exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or
open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the 'mvhd' atom. By providing a malformed
version and flags, an attacker is able to create controllable memory
corruption, and trigger an arbitrary write operation. By exploiting this, an
attacker could execute code in the context of the current user.
This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance
with the ZDI 180 day deadline.
12/20/2013 - Disclosed to vendor
12/20/2013 - acknowledgement from vendor
05/30/2014 - Reminded vendor of 180-day deadline, 06/18/2014
05/30/2014 - Vendor advised update scheduled for 09/2014
07/23/2014 - Public release of advisory
- -- Vendor Mitigation:
The vendor did not provide any mitigations.
- -- Mitigation:
Given the stated purpose of QuickTime, and the nature of the vulnerability,
the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the
application to trusted media files.
2014-02-18 - Case submitted to the ZDI
2014-07-23 - Public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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