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QuickTime 7.4.1 improves security

updated 06:00 pm EST, Wed February 6, 2008

QuickTime 7.4.1 released

Apple today released QuickTime 7.4.1 for Mac OS X Panther, Tiger, and Leopard as well as Microsoft Windows. The update beefs up security while improving compatibility with third-party applications. Users who don't update to QuickTime 7.4.1 could visit a maliciously crafted website that could lead to unexpected application termination, or arbitrary code execution.

"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," Apple said. "This update addresses the issue through improved bounds checking."




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  1. Super Glitcher

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah...

    What I need 'security' from is software update breaking my system.

    I don't care about overflow - does it fix everything it broke in 7.4?? Do I get FinalCut and AfterEffects back??

    guess I'm sticking with 7.3.1 ....

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Agree!

    Yep, and 7.3 broke some stuff that got fixed in 7.4. Hard to get a good release.

  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Agreed

    In addition to the problems with Final Cut and AE, 7.4 broke video playback for certain files, as well as subtitles when used with Perian.

    Until I'm 100% sure Apple fixed these problems, I'm not risking 7.4.anything.

  1. UmarOMC

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    subject here

    "In addition to the problems with Final Cut and AE, 7.4 broke video playback for certain files, as well as subtitles when used with Perian."

    According to QuickTime 7.4.1 users on VersionTracker this update fixed these problems. Perian is also updated...

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