Quicktime < 7.0.1 Web Plugin Information Disclosure

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801204

Synopsis

The remote host may give an attacker information useful for future attacks.

Description

The remote host is running an older version of Quicktime player for Microsoft Windows. This version is vulnerable to a remote information disclosure flaw. It is alleged that when the Quicktime web plugin parses a malformed '.mov' video file, information may be disclosed to the website that is hosting the movie file. The information which is disclosed may include the computer name, operating system version, and hardware specifics. Such information may be used by the attacker to launch a more sophisticated attack. A remote attacker exploiting this flaw would need to create a malicious '.mov' file and entice the user to play it.

Solution

Upgrade to version 7.0.1 or higher.

See Also

lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2005/May/msg00006.html

http://.securityfocus.com/advisories/8642

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801204

File Name: 801204.prm

Family: Web Clients

Nessus ID: 18521

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1579

BID: 13603