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QuickTime: heap overflow allows arbitrary code execution via maliciosu PICT images (CVE-2008-1583)

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QuickTime: heap overflow allows arbitrary code execution via maliciosu PICT images (CVE-2008-1583)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/10/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/25/2010
Modified
01/30/2020

Description

A heap buffer overflow exists in QuickTime's handling of PICT images. Opening a maliciously crafted PICT image file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved bounds checking. Credit to Liam O Murchu of Symantec for reporting this issue.

Solution(s)

  • quicktime-upgrade-7_5_0

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