Apple QuickTime 7.0/7.0.1/7.0.2/7.0.3 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple QuickTime 7.0/7.0.1/7.0.2/7.0.3 (Multimedia Player Software). This issue affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in Apple Quicktime before 7.0.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted TGA image files.

The weakness was presented 01/11/2006 by Dejun Meng (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2005-3707. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 20395 (QuickTime < 7.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Windows)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 38513 (Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2006-01-10)).

Upgrading to version 7.0.4 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 4138.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (24058), Tenable (20395), SecurityFocus (BID 16202†), OSVDB (22336†) and Secunia (SA18370†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 20395
Nessus Name: QuickTime < 7.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: QuickTime 7.0.4
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11/16/2005 🔍
12/31/2005 +45 days 🔍
01/10/2006 +10 days 🔍
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01/15/2006 +3 days 🔍
03/12/2015 +3343 days 🔍
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Researcher: Dejun Meng
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-3707 (🔍)
X-Force: 24058
SecurityFocus: 16202 - RETIRED: Apple QuickTime Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 18370
OSVDB: 22336 - Apple QuickTime TGA Processing Multiple Overflows
Vulnerability Center: 10161 - Apple Quicktime <7.0.4 Buffer \x26 Integer Overflows via TGA Files, Medium


Created: 03/12/2015 11:11 AM
Updated: 07/07/2021 09:20 AM
Changes: 03/12/2015 11:11 AM (60), 01/11/2019 12:20 PM (10), 07/07/2021 09:19 AM (2), 07/07/2021 09:20 AM (1)
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