Vulnerability Info

5 Critical
Affected Software
  • Quicktime Player
Remote Code Execution

Fortinet Discovers Vulnerability in Apple QuickTime Player


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered an integer overflow vulnerability exists in Apple QuickTime Player, which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.


FortiGuard Labs released the following signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released 11/09/2010

Users should apply the solution provided by Apple.

Additional Information

The vulnerability is due to improper bounds checking, which is located in Quicktime.qts. Viewing a maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.


  • CVE ID: CVE-2010-4009


Honggang Ren of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
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