Quicktime < 6.5.2

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15573
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The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes a security issue.


The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Quicktime that is older than Quicktime 6.5.2.

The remote version of this software reportedly fails to check bounds properly when decoding BMP images, leading to a heap overflow.

If a remote attacker can trick a user into opening a maliciously crafted BMP file using the affected application, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected host.


Upgrade to Quicktime 6.5.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15573

File Name: macosx_Quicktime652.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/27/2004

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:quicktime

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0926

BID: 11322

Secunia: 13005