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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple QuickTime/Darwin Streaming Server Vendors:   Apple
Apple QuickTime Streaming Server Buffer Overflow in RTSP Request Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016070
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1455, CVE-2006-1456   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 11 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Apple QuickTime Streaming Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted QuickTime movie file with a missing track that, when played by the target system, will trigger a null pointer dereference and crash. Active client connections will be interrupted. The server will automatically restart.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RTSP request to trigger a buffer overflow during message logging and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the QuickTime Streaming Server.

Apple credits Mu Security research team with reporting the RTSP vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Solution:   Apple has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2006-003, available via Software Update preferences and at Apple Downloads:

The Apple security advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 11 May 2006 17:51:30 -0400

      QuickTime Streaming Server

      CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1455

      Available for: Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.6

      Impact: A malformed QuickTime movie can cause QuickTime Streaming Server to crash

      Description: A QuickTime movie that has a missing track may cause a null pointer dereference, causing the server process to crash. This causes active client connections to be interrupted. However, the server is restarted automatically. This update

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