Apple patches QuickTime for 10 security holes

Share this article:
Apple on Monday released an updated version of its popular QuickTime software.

Version 7.6.2 closes 10 vulnerabilities, all of which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary code, according to an advisory. Attackers would have spread their exploits by persuading users into opening maliciously crafted movie files or images.

In January, Apple pushed out fixes for seven QuickTime bugs. Experts have said attackers prefer taking advantage of these type of client-side problems because many users trust popular multimedia software.

Apple on Monday also delivered the latest update to iTunes, according to a second advisory. Version 8.2 patches for one vulnerability, a stack buffer overflow issue that could be exploited if a user visits a malicious website.

This was the second iTunes update of the year.




Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

Report: Stolen card data is crime that concerns Americans most

A recent Gallup Crime poll indicates that Americans' top two worries revolve around having credit card data stolen or their computer or smartphones compromised.

Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty for hacking IT service provider

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking an IT service provider in Denmark. This is his second court case for illegally accessing data.

Assume Drupal 7 sites are compromised, unless patched or updated to 7.32 ...

Assume every Drupal 7 website is compromised, unless patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within seven hours of the disclosure of a highly critical SQL injection vulnerability.