Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2007 22:39 UTC
Mac OS X Apple on Tuesday released a QuickTime update to fix a security flaw that was used to breach a MacBook Pro at a recent security conference. The media player vulnerability lies in QuickTime for Java, Apple said in a security alert. The hole could be exploited through a rigged Web site and let an attacker commandeer computers running both Mac OS X and Windows, the Mac maker said.
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fair enough
by Umbra on Tue 1st May 2007 23:29 UTC
Umbra
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2006-03-06

Description: An implementation issue exists in QuickTime for Java, which may allow reading or writing out of the bounds of the allocated heap. By enticing a user to visit a web page containing a maliciously-crafted Java applet, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional bounds checking when creating QTPointerRef objects. Credit to Dino Dai Zovi working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305446

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

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RE: fair enough
by D3M0N on Wed 2nd May 2007 05:32 in reply to "fair enough "
D3M0N Member since:
2005-07-09

Good for Apple for giving credit to the guy that discovered the vulnerability!

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RE: fair enough
by tyrione on Wed 2nd May 2007 06:08 in reply to "fair enough "
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

And to eliminate this crap about Java:

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2175
Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4


It's QuickTime's problem, not Java being the culprit, which has been previously reported.

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RE[2]: fair enough
by memson on Wed 2nd May 2007 07:46 in reply to "RE: fair enough "
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

> It's QuickTime's problem, not Java being the culprit,
> which has been previously reported.

"The media player vulnerability lies in QuickTime for Java"

Right... I see the words "Quicktime" in that sentence. Seems to me it is a "Quicktime for Java" problem. Seems you can't remove the "Java" from the equation.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

QuickTime for Java exists on both platforms because it's the Java bridge to QuickTime.

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RE: fair enough
by Duffman on Wed 2nd May 2007 06:47 in reply to "fair enough "
Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

If you check all the Apple security update, they always put the credit for those who found the bug.

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