Apple QuickTime Plug-In Arbitrary Script Execution Weakness



Date Discovered

September 21, 2006


Apple QuickTime plug-in is prone to an arbitrary-script-execution weakness when executing QuickTime Media Link files (.qtl). An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the context of the affected application and load local content in a user's browser. Although this weakness doesn't pose any direct security threat by itself, an attacker may use it to aid in further attacks. QuickTime 7.1.3 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.

Technologies Affected

  • Apple QuickTime Plug-In 7.1.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Netscape Navigator 8.1.3
  • Redhat Fedora Core6
  • Slackware Linux -Current
  • Slackware Linux 10.2.0
  • Slackware Linux 11.0
  • Slackware Linux 12.0
  • SuSE Linux 10.0 Ppc
  • SuSE Linux 10.0 X86
  • SuSE Linux 10.0 X86-64
  • SuSE Linux 10.1 Ppc
  • SuSE Linux 10.1 X86
  • SuSE Linux 10.1 X86-64
  • SuSE Linux Personal 10.0.0 OSS
  • SuSE Linux Personal 10.1
  • SuSE Linux Personal 10.2
  • SuSE Linux Personal 10.2 X86 64
  • SuSE Linux Professional 10.0.0 OSS
  • SuSE Linux Professional 10.0.0
  • SuSE Linux Professional 10.1
  • SuSE Linux Professional 10.2
  • SuSE Linux Professional 10.2 X86 64
  • SuSE Novell Linux Desktop 9.0.0
  • SuSE Novell Linux POS 9
  • SuSE Open-Enterprise-Server
  • SuSE SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8.0.0
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4.0.0
  • SuSE SuSE Linux School Server for i386
  • SuSE Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • SuSE Suse Linux Standard Server 8.0.0
  • SuSE UnitedLinux 1.0.0
  • SuSE openSUSE 10.2
  • SuSE openSUSE 10.3


Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Please see the referenced advisories for more information.



pdp of is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.

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