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Apple Patches 16 QuickTime Security Flaws

Apple has issued a significant security update to its QuickTime software, patching 16 vulnerabilities that affect both the Mac and Windows versions of the program.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at the QuickTime security update, which addresses several flaws to prevent running corrupted audio content and exposing systems to arbitrary code execution.


The iPad isn't the only new item from Apple this week. Users of Apple's QuickTime software on both Mac and Windows platforms are being treated to a security update that fixes 16 security vulnerabilities.

Not all of the issues being patched by Apple in the QuickTime 7.6.6 update affect all supported Windows and Mac platforms, however.

That's because last week, Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.3, which provides protections against multiple memory corruption issues that could potentially have been triggered by QuickTime via maliciously encoded audio and video files.

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Apple Updates QuickTime for 16 Security Vulnerabilities