QuickTime < 6.5.2 PictureViewer Malformed JPEG Overflow (Windows)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17637


Arbitrary code may be run on the remote host.


The remote host is using QuickTime, a popular media player/Plug-in that handles many Media files.

The remote version of this software contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in its PictureViewer that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs to send a malformed image file to a victim on the remote host and wait for it to be opened using QuickTime PictureViewer


Upgrade to QuickTime version 6.5.2 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17637

File Name: quicktime_pictureviewer_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/03/28

Modified: 2011/12/16

Dependencies: 21561

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:quicktime

Required KB Items: SMB/QuickTime/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0903

BID: 12905

OSVDB: 15295