Apple QuickTime version 7.7.2 is out, fixing 17 security vulnerabilities in the multimedia framework. This is a security update, meaning no new features have been added. You should still update.
As you can see, a whopping 14 of the 17 vulnerabilities were discovered by researchers working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative.
All of them are caused by the way that Quicktime handles certain files that could be exploited if a user opens a maliciously one directly, or tries viewing one on a website.
Here are few out of the security vulnerabilities fixed in this release:
Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Viewing a maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Opening a maliciously crafted MP4 encoded file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
The new Apple released QuickTime 7.7.2 is for Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and later. The new version fixes 17 security vulnerabilities in the multimedia framework. You can download the new version directly from here: QuickTimeInstaller.
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