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Quicktime patches for Mac and Windows
Is Apple hiding behind Microsoft's advisories?  Seems like Apple has been conveniently releasing security advisories on the same day as Microsoft's.  Conspiracy theory?  You be the judge.

Anyway, Apple released a security update to Quicktime.  There are multiple vulnerabilities patched.  To summarize the advisory: A maliciously-crafted GIF/TIFF/TGA/QTIF image or multimedia file may result in arbitrary code execution.  Well that pretty much covers the whole web browsing thing. 

Given the week we've had, I suppose that everyone should go back to using netcat for surfing the web.


112 Posts
Jan 10th 2006

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