Apple Releases Latest Version of Quick Time

Apple has again released a new version of QuickTime, its multimedia player that has been plagued by software vulnerabilities. The latest version, 7.5, fixes five vulnerabilities, all of which could result in a hacker taking control over a person’s PC.

One of the issues, which would have allowed a maliciously crafted PICT image file to run code, affected computers running Windows Vista and XP SP2.

Four other issues affected Vista and XP SP2, as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4.9 through 10.4.11, and Mac OS X 10.5 or later. QuickTime 7.5 fixes a memory corruption issue in the software’s handling of AAC-encoded media content; a heap buffer overflow related to PICT images; a stack buffer overflow related to the handling of Indeo video codec content; and a URL issue that was addressed by revealing files in Finder or Windows Explorer rather than launching them.

Source: CNET

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