US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-022A -- Apple QuickTime Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-022A


Apple QuickTime Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: January 22, 2009
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Apple QuickTime 7.5 for Windows and Mac OS X


Overview

Apple has released QuickTime 7.6 to correct multiple
vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Mac OS X and Windows.
Attackers may be able to exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.


I. Description

Apple QuickTime 7.6 addresses a number of vulnerabilities affecting
QuickTime. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by
convincing a user to access a specially crafted media or movie
file. This file could be hosted on a web page or sent via email.


II. Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences
include arbitrary code execution and denial of service.


III. Solution

Upgrade to QuickTime 7.6. This and other updates are available via
Software Update or via Apple Downloads.


IV. References

* About the security content of QuickTime 7.6 -
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3403>

* Apple Support Downloads - <http://support.apple.com/downloads/>

* Mac OS X - updating your software -
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338?viewlocale=en_US>

* Securing Your Web Browser -
<https://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/>

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<http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-022A.html>
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Revision History

January 22, 2009: Initial release


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