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Monday, 16 August 2010 11:39

Apple patches critical QuickTime Player vulnerability

Written by Jon Worrel

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Only affects Windows users, not Mac OS X

Over the weekend, Apple patched a crucial security vulnerability in QuickTime Player that exploses Windows users to malicious remote code execution attacks from hackers around the Internet.

According to the update description the patch fixes a stack buffer overflow which existed in the application's error logging system where viewing a maliciously crafted QuickTime movie could have potentially led to an "unexpeted" application termination or arbitrary code execution. In other words, if you've recently watched a video using QuickTime Player coming from any "questionable" source, you're at risk of being affected.

The update comes in the form of QuickTime 7.6.7 and is immediately available for Windows 7 users, Windows Vista users and Windows XP SP3 users. The update can be downloaded here.

Jon Worrel

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