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QuickTime: uninitialized memory access allows arbitrary code execution via malicious GIF images (CVE-2010-3795)

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QuickTime: uninitialized memory access allows arbitrary code execution via malicious GIF images (CVE-2010-3795)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/16/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/08/2010
Modified
01/30/2020

Description

An uninitialized memory access issue exists in QuickTime's handling of GIF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted GIF image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved memory management. For Mac OS X v10.6 systems, this issue is addressed in Mac OS X v10.6.5. Credit to an anonymous researcher working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

Solution(s)

  • quicktime-upgrade-7_6_9

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