Apple issues QuickTime updates

The 11 security updates address "highly critical" vulnerabilities in version 7 of the QuickTime media player.

Apple has released a QuickTime security update to address "highly critical" security flaws in its media player that could allow malicious attackers to take control of a user's system.

The security flaws affect QuickTime 7 versions running on the Mac OS X and Windows. Users are advised to update to QuickTime 7.4.5, according to an Apple advisory issued Wednesday.

Apple issued 11 security updates designed to prevent malicious attackers from disclosing users' sensitive information, executing arbitrary code, or causing an application to suddenly crash.

Users can be hit with such evil dealings when visiting a Web site rigged with malicious Java applets, view a tampered movie file or open a malicious PICT image file, according to the advisory.

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For those who want to delve deeper into the nitty gritty details of the vulnerabilities check out TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative, which discovered some of these flaws, as well as security researcher Secunia, which lists all 11 updates.

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