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ZDI-08-058: Apple QuickTime Panorama PDAT Atom Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
From: zdi-disclosures () 3com com
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 16:56:49 -0500
ZDI-08-058: Apple QuickTime Panorama PDAT Atom Parsing Buffer Overflow
September 9, 2008
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
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-- Vulnerability Details:
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 in the handling of panorama track PDAT atoms.
When the maxTilt, minFieldOfView and maxFieldOfView elements are
corrupted, a stack buffer overflow occurs which can be further leveraged
to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
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