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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple QuickTime Vendors:   Apple
Apple QuickTime 'mvhd' Atom Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030638
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030638
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-4979   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 22 2014
Original Entry Date:  Jul 25 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple QuickTime. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on December 20, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-264/

Andrea Micalizzi, aka rgod, reported this vulnerability (via HP's Zero Day Initiative).

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.7.6 for Windows).

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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