Serious QuickTime bugs bite Windows Vista, Mac OS X


Multiple flaws in Apple's QuickTime media player could put millions of Windows and Mac users at risk of code execution attacks, Apple confirmed in an advisory issued today. A mega update from Cupertino plugs a total of eight code execution vulnerabilities in QuickTime, all affecting Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system. The most serious of the flaws could allow an attacker to use audio and video files to take full control of a vulnerable machine.

In all, the new QuickTime 7.1.5 plugs a total of eight holes affecting Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista users. All eight flaws are considered highly critical because of the risk of code execution attacks. Serious QuickTime bugs bite Windows Vista, Mac OS X | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 6th March 2007 8:18PM