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QuickTime zero-day spotted

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 18, 2008 3:06 PM PDT

Flaw affects latest iTunes as well

Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco

vnunet.com, 19 Sep 2008

Security experts are warning of a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Apple's QuickTime and iTunes players.

Known as a boundary condition error, the flaw exists in the player's handling of header information for multimedia files. An attacker could place specially-crafted XML code within an audio or movie file and cause the application to crash.

Discovery of the flaw was credited to a researcher using the handle 'securfrog.' There have been no reports of the vulnerability being targeted in the wild.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2226464/quicktime-zero-day-spotted

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