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ZDI-09-005: Apple QuickTime VR Track Header Atom Heap Corruption Vulnerability

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Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 16:26:12 CST


ZDI-09-005: Apple QuickTime VR Track Header Atom Heap Corruption
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-005
January 21, 2009

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2009-0002

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple Quicktime

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apple Quicktime Player. 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 within the parsing of 'tkhd' atoms found inside
QuickTimeVR files. Improper validation of the transform matrix data
results in a heap chunk header overwrite leading to arbitrary code
execution under the context of the currently logged in user.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3403

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-09-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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