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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple QuickTime Vendors:   Apple
QuickTime QTL File and Flash Media Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019099
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019099
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4706, CVE-2007-4707   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 13 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.3 and prior versions
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 QTL file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-4706]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Flash media file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the QuickTime Flash media handler and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-4707]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Tom Ferris of Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET), Mike Price of McAfee Avert Labs, and Lionel d'Hauenens and Brian Mariani of Syseclabs reported the Flash media vulnerability.

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 fixed version (7.3.1), available via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads at:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The Apple advisory is available at:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307176

Vendor URL:  docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307176 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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