Apple releases QuickTime Security Fix


Apple has released an update to its QuickTime media player, fixing a number of critical security bugs in the software.

The QuickTime 7.3 update, released Monday, fixes seven bugs in the software. Six of the flaws could allow an attacker to run unauthorized software on a victim's PC. To do this, the attacker would first need to trick the victim into viewing a maliciously crafted movie or image file, Apple said.

The seventh flaw lies in QuickTime for Java, and it could be used to gain access to sensitive information or to run Java applets with elevated privileges, Apple said. The QuickTime patches issued Monday are for the latest versions of the Mac OS X operating system as well as Windows Vista and XP. PC World - Apple Posts QuickTime Security Fix

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