Apple Mac OS X up to 10.3 Data information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.3 (Operating System). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

QuickTime in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.2 does not properly process URL data handlers in movie files, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized memory locations via a crafted file.

The weakness was presented 10/14/2011 by Luigi Auriemma (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2011-3220. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56480 (Mac OS X 10.7.x < 10.7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), 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 119713 (Apple QuickTime Prior to 7.7.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (HT5016)).

Upgrading to version 10.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (70589) and Tenable (56480). See 4441, 59246, 59245 and 59244 for similar entries.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Nessus ID: 56480
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.7.x < 10.7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802198
OpenVAS Name: Apple QuickTime Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities - (Windows)
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.4


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Researcher: Luigi Auriemma (TippingPoint)
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
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CVE: CVE-2011-3220 (🔍)
X-Force: 70589
Vulnerability Center: 33684 - Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.2 QuickTime Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 50130 - Apple QuickTime CVE-2011-3220 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
OSVDB: 76377

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/23/2021 09:32 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (62), 04/04/2017 11:33 AM (12), 11/23/2021 09:21 PM (4), 11/23/2021 09:32 PM (1)
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