Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-018
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple QuickTime that could allow remote code execution. These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits or is redirected to a specially crafted webpage or opens a specially crafted file, including an email attachment, using a vulnerable version of Apple QuickTime. Apple QuickTime is used to play media files on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Apple QuickTime for Windows 7.7
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple QuickTime that could allow remote code execution. These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits or is redirected to a specially crafted webpage or opens a specially crafted file. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Actions: 
  • Apply appropriate patches provided by Apple to affected systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
References: 
Apple:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6151
Security Focus:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65784
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65786
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65787
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1032
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1243
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1244
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1245
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1246
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1247
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1249
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1250
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1251