Apple slaps another security band-aid on iTunes

Summary:Apple patches 79 gaping security holes in the iTunes for Windows software.

Apple has shipped iTunes 10.5 to fix mountains of security problems that expose Windows users to dangerous hacker attacks.

The security patch, available for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2, fixes a total of 79 documented vulnerabilities.  The most serious of these flaws could allow remote code execution attacks via booby-trapped image or movie files.

The bulk of the vulnerabilities affect the open-source WebKit rendering engine that powers the iTunes Store and iTunes LP.

Details on the vulnerabilities can be found in this Apple security advisory.

iTunes 10.5 is being distributed via the Windows software update utility.  Alternatively, it can be downloaded directly from the iTunes web page.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Operating Systems, Security, Software, Windows

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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