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Alert (TA07-310A)

Apple QuickTime Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: November 06, 2007

Systems Affected

Vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime affect
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows

Overview

Apple QuickTime contains multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Apple QuickTime 7.3 resolves multiple vulnerabilities in the way different types of image and media files are handled. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to access a specially crafted image or media file that could be hosted on a web page.

Note that Apple iTunes installs QuickTime, so any system with iTunes is vulnerable.

Impact

These vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or commands and cause a denial-of-service condition. For further information, please see About the security content of QuickTime 7.3.

Solution

Upgrade QuickTime

Upgrade to QuickTime 7.3. This and other updates for Mac OS X are available via Apple Update.

Secure your web browser

To help mitigate these and other vulnerabilities that can be exploited via a web browser, refer to Securing Your Web Browser.


References


Revision History

  • November 06, 2007: Initial release

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