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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3627

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 11/02/2013


Apple QuickTime before 7.5.5 does not properly handle (1) MDAT atoms in MP4 video files within QuickTimeH264.qtx, (2) MDAT atoms in mov video files within QuickTimeH264.scalar, and (3) AVC1 atoms in an unknown media type within an unspecified component, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) via a crafted, H.264 encoded movie file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-062/
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080909 ZDI-08-061: Apple QuickTime Player H.264 Parsing Heap Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080909 ZDI-08-060: Apple QuickTime AVC1 Atom Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16164
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3027
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020841
External Source: BID
Name: 31086
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-061/
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2527
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080909 ZDI-08-062: Apple QuickTime MDAT Frame Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-060/
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-09-09
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31821

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:4.1.2:::japanese
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.0
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:4.1.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.5
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:5.0
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:5.0.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:5.0.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.5.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.1::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.5.2::mac_os_x_10.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.1::mac_os_x_10.4
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.5.2::mac_os_x_10.3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:6.5.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.1::mac_os_x_10.3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.2::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.4
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0.8
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.0::windows
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.4
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.5
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.6
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.1.6::java
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::_mac_os_x_v10.3.9
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::_mac_os_x_v10.4.9
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::mac_os_x_v10.3.9
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::windows_sp_2
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::windows_vista
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.2::windows_xp
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.3
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.4
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.4.1
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.5 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:apple:quicktime:7.3.1
+ OR

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)