Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Apple QuickTime

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Apple QuickTime for Windows.

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images and interactivity. The classic version of QuickTime is available for Windows XP and later, as well as Mac OS X Leopard and later operating systems.

This memory corruption vulnerability is caused due to insufficient validation when parsing 3gp file. It may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Apple.QuickTime.3gp.File.Handling.Memory.Corruption
Released Jul 07, 2016

Apple will not patch it because the product for Windows has been discontinued.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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