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Check Point Advisories

Apple QuickTime Text Track Descriptors Heap Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-0664)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-328
Date Published: 30 Jul 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 14 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0664
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A heap buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Apple QuickTime. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of parameters lengths. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted QuickTime Text file with an affected version of QuickTime. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on 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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple QuickTime Text Track Descriptors Heap Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apple QuickTime Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple QuickTime Text Track Descriptors Heap Buffer Overflow

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