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Web Attack: Apple QuickTime CVE-2013-1017

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects an attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Apple Quicktime.

Additional Information

Apple is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly handle specially crafted 'dref' atoms. Specifically, the issue occurs while parsing a 'MOV' file.


  • Versions prior to QuickTime 7.7.4 are vulnerable on Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
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