Apple QuickTime up to 7.7.1 resource management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Apple QuickTime up to 7.7.1 (Multimedia Player Software). This vulnerability affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in QuickTime in Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x before 10.7.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted movie file with JPEG2000 encoding.

The weakness was published 05/15/2012 by Damian Put (Paul) with Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) as APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-0661 since 01/12/2012. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59066 (Mac OS X 10.7.x < 10.7.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (BEAST)), 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 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 (75492) and Tenable (59066).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 59066
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.7.x < 10.7.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (BEAST)
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OpenVAS ID: 802795
OpenVAS Name: Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities - (Windows)
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Upgrade: QuickTime 7.7.2


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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1
Researcher: Damian Put (Paul)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0661 (🔍)
X-Force: 75492
SecurityTracker: 1027054 - Mac OS X Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 35123 - QuickTime in Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x Before 10.7.4 Remote Code Execution via a Crafted Movie File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 53445 - RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2012-002 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 47447 - Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 81933

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Created: 05/23/2012 05:29 PM
Updated: 03/24/2021 05:15 PM
Changes: 05/23/2012 05:29 PM (79), 04/12/2017 04:10 PM (11), 03/24/2021 05:15 PM (3)
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