Apple QuickTime up to 7.5.4 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple QuickTime up to 7.5.4 (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 06/02/2009 by Lurene Grenier with Sourcefire (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-0956 since 03/18/2009. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 38989 (QuickTime < 7.6.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116443 (Apple QuickTime 7.6.2 Not Installed).

Upgrading to version 7.5.5 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (50896), SecurityTracker (ID 1022314), Vulnerability Center (SBV-22925) and Tenable (38989). See 48399, 48397, 48396 and 48395 for similar entries.






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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 38989
Nessus Name: QuickTime < 7.6.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 800578
OpenVAS Name: Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities - Jun09
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Upgrade: QuickTime 7.5.5


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Researcher: Lurene Grenier
Organization: Sourcefire
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-0956 (🔍)

X-Force: 50896
SecurityTracker: 1022314 - QuickTime Buffer Overflows in Processing Multiple Media Formats Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 22925 - Apple QuickTime &lt; 7.6.2 Data Atom of Size Zero Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 35162 - Apple QuickTime User Atom Data Size Uninitialized Memory Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 35091 - Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
Vupen: ADV-2009-1469

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Created: 03/17/2015 11:38 PM
Updated: 08/11/2021 12:48 PM
Changes: 03/17/2015 11:38 PM (65), 02/12/2017 12:45 PM (19), 08/11/2021 12:48 PM (3)
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