Multiple vulnerabilities have been announced for Apple Quicktime. I counted 11 different vulnerabilities in the advisory, ranging in criticality from disclosure of personal information to buffer overflows. Apple has released an update, version 7.4.5, that fixes these vulnerabilities.
Opera versions prior to 9.27 are vulnerable to multiple issues. These vulnerabilities could allow for the execution of code on the local host. Users should update to version 9.27.
The hits just keep coming! Apple has released another version of Quicktime this time around multiple vulnerabilities that may allow arbitrary code execution have been addressed. These include:
An unspecified handling error in the processing of Sorenson 3 video files.
An error in the processing of embedded Macintosh Resource records within QuickTime movies.
Parsing errors of malformed Image Descriptor (IDSC) atoms.
A boundary error in the processing of compressed PICT images.
We recommend that everyone upgrade to QuickTime 7.4
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Apple released an update to Quicktime yesterday, and attackers wasted no time coming up with a new exploit for it. Already in the public is a proof of concept exploit for Quicktime 184.108.40.206. It seems that Apple still hasn’t fixed the root cause of the RTSP vulnerability.
In other news, a survey over the past year on Oracle admins found that only 1 in 3 Oracle database admins bother to patch their databases. 68% of the admins admitted to never applying any patches at all. If that is true, it’s rather frightening.
Apple has released QuickTime 7.3.1 to address several vulnerabilities. These include the buffer overflow in RTSP, a heap buffer overflow found in QuickTime’s handling of QTL files and vulnerabilities which exist in QuickTime’s Flash media handler. Updates are available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows Vista, and XP SP2. The relevant CVEs are CVE-2007-6166, CVE-2007-4706 and CVE-2007-4707 respectively.
There’s a vulnerability in IBM Lotus Domino, which could result in a Denial of Service. There aren’t any details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability at this time. The vulnerability is reported in versions below 7.0.2 Fix Pack 3. Administrators should look in to updating to 7.0.2 Fix Pack 3. More information can be obtained from the original advisory http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27011539
McAfee E-Business Server is also vulnerable to a local Denial of Service. An error in the handling of authentication packets can be exploited to DoS the service or potentially execute arbitrary code. Version 8.5.2 and earlier are vulnerable. Version 8.5.3 is available.
An exploit has been released for the Quicktime RTSP vulnerability previously discusses. There is currently no fix available at this time. Users should be aware and alert to what they are watching/listening to and from who.
In a pretty rare occurrence, a remote buffer overflow in OpenBSD has been identified. The vulnerability exists in “dhcpd”, the DHCP daemon, and allows denial of service and arbitrary code execution on 4.0 – 4.2. This issue was originally published in May, but new developments have been made in refining the exploits and in details about the issue. Patches are available, and should be installed as soon as possible.
Apple updated QuickTime to fix several identified issues, including some security problems. The updates are now available, and if you use the Apple update service, you should get them applied automatically. The big problem repaired in this release is a heap overflow that can be used to seize control of machines. We mention this update because QuickTime is one of those pesky applications that seem to turn up everywhere, in many organizations. It would likely be wise to check not only workstations, but also any servers that are used in training, multi-media or presentations. QuickTime seems to be a common tool for these mechanisms.
Lastly, Solaris 10 systems have proven to be vulnerable to a new buffer overflow in the monitoring package “srsexec”. This is installed in many Solaris systems, especially those leveraging the centralized console management and administrative console applications. Attackers with local access to the Solaris system can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code as “root”, since the binary is suid by default. Patches are already available and should be applied as soon as practical.