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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple QuickTime Vendors:   Apple
QuickTime Buffer Overflow in Processing RTSP Content-Type Header Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018989
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-6166   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 13 2007
Original Entry Date:  Nov 26 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in 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 RTSP stream that, when accessed by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A specially crafted RTSP 'Content-Type' value can trigger the overflow.

Krystian Kloskowski (h07) reported this vulnerability.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (7.3.1), available via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads at:

The Apple advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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