Apple releases QuickTime 7.5

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Apple on Monday evening released QuickTime 7.5, which improves application compatibility and addresses five distinct security issues.

As of press time, the 60MB update was available only via Apple's Software Update mechanism, located under the Apple menu on Mac OS X.

Four of the of the five vulnerabilities addressed by the update affect versions of Mac OS X 10.3.9 through Mac OS X 10.5.3, as well as both Windows XP and Vista.

Specifically, Apple said it repaired an issues where a maliciously crafted AAC-encoded media file or maliciously crafted Indeo video file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

Similarly, it also patched glitches that could lead to arbitrary code execution if a user viewed a maliciously crafted PICT image or QuickTime file.

A fifth issue, which could also be triggered by viewing a maliciously crafted PICT image, affects only Windows systems and was also repaired.

In recent days, Apple has also released Canon Print Driver 1.1 for Canon's pixma Pro9000 and ixma Pro9500, as well as Brother Print Driver 1.1 for unspecified Brother printers.

As part of its WWDC 2008 announcements Monday, Apple revealed plans for one of the most significant upgrades to QuickTime ever dubbed QuickTime X. It's due as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard within "a year."


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    gescomgescom Posts: 69member
    Five distinct security issues?

    hm, I'm using it since 7.0 on Linux with absolutely no security issues
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