Critical QuickTime Update Released

May 3, 2007

Apple has fixed a bad QuickTime security flaw exposed at a recent security conference.

A flaw in QuickTime that was revealed at a show in order to win a prize for hacking a Mac was fixed by Apple 10 days later.

Users should immediately upgrade to Apple's QuickTime 7.1.6 which addresses the problem in QuickTime for Java.

Apple's advisory describing the problem says it "...may allow reading or writing out of the bounds of the allocated heap. By enticing a user to visit a web page containing a maliciously-crafted Java applet, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to arbitrary code execution."

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

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