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NEWS - May 2, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / May 1, 2007 6:48 PM PDT

Apple fixes QuickTime vulnerability

Apple on Tuesday released a QuickTime update to fix a security flaw that was used to breach a MacBook Pro at a recent security conference.

The media player vulnerability lies in QuickTime for Java, Apple said in a security alert. The hole could be exploited through a rigged website and let an attacker commandeer computers running both Mac OS X and Windows, the Mac maker said.

"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," Apple said. Only computers running an unfixed version of QuickTime would be at risk.

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