Apple QuickTime up to 7.7.1 QuickTime.qts memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple QuickTime up to 7.7.1 (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file QuickTime.qts. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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 weakness was presented 05/15/2012 by Tielei Wang (CHkr_D591) with Secunia as APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-0265 since 12/30/2011. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a private exploit are known.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59113 (QuickTime < 7.7.2 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 120221 (Apple QuickTime Prior to 7.7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1)).

Upgrading to version 7.7.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75637), SecurityTracker (ID 1027065), Vulnerability Center (SBV-35132) and Tenable (59113). See 5399, 5404, 5409 and 5410 for similar entries.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 59113
Nessus Name: QuickTime < 7.7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Windows)
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OpenVAS ID: 802795
OpenVAS Name: Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities - (Windows)
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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1
Researcher: Tielei Wang (CHkr_D591)
Organization: Secunia
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CVE: CVE-2012-0265 (🔍)

X-Force: 75637
SecurityTracker: 1027065 - Apple QuickTime Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 35132 - Apple QuickTime Before 7.7.2 on Windows Remote Stack-Based Buffer Overflow via a Crafted Pathname, Medium
SecurityFocus: 53578 - Apple QuickTime Prior To 7.7.2 File Path Handling Stack Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 47447 - Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 81929

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Created: 05/23/2012 05:25 PM
Updated: 03/24/2021 05:04 PM
Changes: 05/23/2012 05:25 PM (82), 04/12/2017 04:12 PM (10), 03/24/2021 05:04 PM (4)
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