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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6166

Original release date: 11/28/2007
Last revised: 08/04/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in Apple QuickTime before 7.3.1, as used in QuickTime Player on Windows XP and Safari on Mac OS X, allows remote Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) servers to execute arbitrary code via an RTSP response with a long Content-Type header.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: quicktime-rtsp-contenttype-bo(38604)
External Source: BID
Name: 26549
External Source: BID
Name: 26560
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3410
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#659761
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3984
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.beskerming.com/security/2007/11/25/74/QuickTime_-_Remote_hacker_automatic_control
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-334A
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6013
External Source: MISC
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307176
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018989
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 4648
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-08
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-12-13

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