Date Discovered September 21, 2006
Description 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.
- 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 126.96.36.199
- Mozilla Firefox 188.8.131.52
- Mozilla Firefox 184.108.40.206
- Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11
- Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168
- Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124
- 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
- SuSE Linux Professional 10.0.0 OSS
- 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.
Credits pdp of gnucitizen.org is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.
Copyright © Symantec Corporation.
Permission to redistribute this alert electronically is granted as long as it is not edited in any way unless authorized by Symantec Security Response. Reprinting the whole or part of this alert in any medium other than electronically requires permission from email@example.com
The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.
Symantec, Symantec products, Symantec Security Response, and firstname.lastname@example.org
are registered trademarks of Symantec Corp. and/or affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks represented in this document are the sole property of their respective companies/owners.