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Apple QuickTime ftab Atom Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2014-1246)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1518
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: Apple
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-1246
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Apple QuickTime prior to 7.7.5
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Apple QuickTime. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation on the length of font names when parsing atoms. A remote unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open a specially crafted file with the affected application. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged-in user.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple QuickTime ftab Atom Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Apple QuickTime Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple QuickTime ftab Atom Stack Buffer Overflow