Heap-based buffer overflow in Apple QuickTime before 7.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted BMP file that triggers the overflow in the ReadBMP function. NOTE: this issue was originally included as item 3 in CVE-2006-1983, but it has been given a separate identifier because it is a distinct issue.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release:
Apple, QuickTime, 7.1 for Mac OS X (latest update)
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