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Apple QuickTime Plug-In Arbitrary Script Execution Weakness

Risk

High

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.

Technologies Affected

  • Apple QuickTime Plug-In 7.1.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 RC3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 beta 1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
  • Netscape Navigator 8.1.3
  • RedHat Fedora Core6
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.0 ppc
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.0 x86
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.0 x86-64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.1 ppc
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.1 x86
  • S.u.S.E. Linux 10.1 x86-64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Enterprise Server 10.SP1
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 10.0.0 OSS
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 10.1
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 10.2
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Personal 10.2 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 10.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 10.0.0 OSS
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 10.1
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 10.2
  • S.u.S.E. Linux Professional 10.2 x86_64
  • S.u.S.E. Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • S.u.S.E. Novell Linux POS 9
  • S.u.S.E. Open-Enterprise-Server
  • S.u.S.E. SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • S.u.S.E. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux School Server for i386
  • S.u.S.E. SuSE Linux Standard Server 8.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. UnitedLinux 1.0.0
  • S.u.S.E. openSUSE 10.2
  • S.u.S.E. openSUSE 10.3
  • Slackware Linux -current
  • Slackware Linux 10.2.0
  • Slackware Linux 11.0
  • Slackware Linux 12.0

Recommendations

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.
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