QuickTime < 7.4.1 RTSP Response Long Reason-Phrase Arbitrary Remote Code Execution (Mac OS X)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains an application that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The version of QuickTime installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
older than 7.4.1. Such versions contain a heap buffer overflow in the
application's handling of HTTP responses when RTSP tunneling is
enabled. If an attacker can trick a user to visit a specially crafted
webpage, he may be able to to execute arbitrary code on the remote
host subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/486091
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307407
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Feb/msg00001.html

Solution :

Either use QuickTime's Software Update preference to upgrade to the
latest version or manually upgrade to QuickTime 7.4.1 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30203 (macosx_Quicktime741.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27225

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0234