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QuickTime: heap overflow allows arbitrary code execution via malicious PICT images (CVE-2009-0953)

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QuickTime: heap overflow allows arbitrary code execution via malicious PICT images (CVE-2009-0953)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/02/2009
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 file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of PICT images. Credit to Sebastian Apelt working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

Solution(s)

  • quicktime-upgrade-7_6_2

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