Apple patches QuickTime to root out 15 ugly vulns
Press and hold that bug spray can, baby
Apple plugged 15 vulns in its QuickTime media player earlier this week.
The patch applies to Windows and Mac OS X 10.5 versions of the software. Apple's Snow Leopard OS received the required fixes for the flaws in November.
With the exception of one update, 14 vulns were labelled as "critical" by Apple, and could "lead to arbitrary code execution".
Bug-prone QuickTime, which is currently on version 7.6.9, has been pumped with four security updates in the past year, with a total of 34 glitches being nailed by Apple.
The Cupertino outfit has more about the latest patches here. ®
QuickTime is not the same as QuickTime Player
All of those who refer to QuickTime as something similar to VLC: It isn't. QuickTime is the multimedia framework from Apple which is used extensively by all apps. It gets installed with iTunes on Windows because iTunes of course uses this for everything from audio and video down to JPEG display.
QuickTime Player is just a more or less silly video player using that framework.
That is all.
hey! i'm a mac user
and i bloody hate shit-time, wish they'd get rid and just buy vlc player instead.....and the way that you have to download quicktime with itunes is a piss take too...