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Apple Issues 11 QuickTime Patches

Computerworld, SecurityFocus

Apple Computer last night released a patch for 11 flaws found in both the Mac and Windows versions of its QuickTime media player.Nine of the vulnerabilities were deemed serious, enabling maliciously created movie files to compromise Windows and Macs OS X systems. More specifically, some of the bugs affect how QuickTime handles certain image files, parses data objects and uses Animation codec content. (Patches can be downloaded from Apple's Downloads page.)

This is Apple's third security update for QuickTime since January. Should it continue on this patch pace, the company will have plugged more than 40 QuickTime vulnerabilities by year's end, compared with 34 in 2007.Computerworld, SecurityFocus

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