Zero-day vulnerability in Apple QuickTime

Buffer overflow

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2007112401 - Remote code execution in Apple QuickTime

Vulnerable component: Apple QuickTime

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-6166

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling specially crafted overly long RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) Response Content-Type header. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, cause buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Public Exploits: