Installer of QuickTime for Windows may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


Installer of QuickTime for Windows contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).

Yuji Tounai of NTT Communications Corporation reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 7.8 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Apple Inc.
  • QuickTime for Windows installer


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privilege of the user invoking the installer.

[Do not use Installer of QuickTime for Windows]
The developer has stated that the support of QuickTime for Windows has been discontinued thus recommends users to stop using Installer of QuickTime for Windows.
Vendor Information

Apple Inc.
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2017-2218

  1. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
  2. JVN : JVN#94771799
  3. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2017-2218
  4. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA16-105A
Revision History

  • [2017/06/13]
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