Apple Fixes Quicktime Security Holes
Apple has released an update to its Quicktime media player that fixes a slew of security problems with the program. The affected products are Apple QuickTime Player version 7.0.3 and prior (for Mac OS X and Windows).
All told, the latest update to Quicktime mends eight security holes in the media player, flaws that could be exploited to either allow attackers to take complete control over an affected system or cause the targeted PC to hang indefinitely. If you need more details on these flaws, check out this post here.
The bulk of the problems have to do with glitches in the way Quicktime parses different types of image files. I’m not going to get into the particulars of those problems; If you have Quicktime installed on your machine, now would be an excellent time to upgrade. To get beyond these problems, make sure you update to QuickTime Player 7.0.4.
As always, Mac users can update using Apple’s software update feature or manually through Apple Updates.