Apple drops QuickTime patch

Apple on Wednesday dropped a patch for QuickTime to fix a arbitrary code execution vulnerability.Relative to other recent QuickTime patches this one was small--only one vulnerability that could lead to an "unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution" if a user visits a malicious Web site.

Apple on Wednesday dropped a patch for QuickTime to fix a arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Relative to other recent QuickTime patches this one was small--only one vulnerability that could lead to an "unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution" if a user visits a malicious Web site.

QuickTime 7.4.1 covers the following vulnerability (CVE-2008-0234). Here's Apple's description.

A heap buffer overflow exists in QuickTime's handling of HTTP responses when RTSP tunneling is enabled. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted webpage, an attacker may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved bounds checking.

This flaw has been around for about a month.

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