Thu, Dec 22 2005 6:52
iTunes and QuickTime flaw detailed
Don't open media files from sources you don't trust--it may lead to
your computer being hacked, a security researcher has warned.
Tom Ferris, an independent security researcher, has provided more
details on a security flaw in Apple Computer's popular iTunes and
QuickTime software that could put systems running Windows and Mac OS X
at risk of attack. He first disclosed the flaw in early December.
"The vulnerability allows an attacker to cause the program to crash and
could allow the execution of arbitrary code," Ferris said. "The flaw
exists in all current and earlier versions of iTunes and QuickTime."
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