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Quicktime Security Update for 7.1.6
/** Hope you Windows guys have better luck with this update than other Apple Updates in the past **/

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305531

Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6)

QuickTime

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2388

Available for: QuickTime 7.1.6 for Mac OS X and Windows

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: An implementation issue exists in QuickTime for Java, which may allow instantiation or manipulation of objects outside the bounds of the allocated heap. By enticing a user to visit a web page containing a maliciously crafted Java applet, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of Java applets. Credit to John McDonald, Paul Griswold, and Tom Cross of IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force, and Dyon Balding of Secunia Research for reporting this issue.

QuickTime

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2389

Available for: QuickTime 7.1.6 for Mac OS X and Windows

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information

Description: A design issue exists in QuickTime for Java, which may allow a web browser's memory to be read by a Java applet. By enticing a user to visit a web page containing a maliciously crafted Java applet, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. This update addresses the issue by clearing memory before allowing it to be used by untrusted Java applets.

(Information came from Apple's website)

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Joel Esler
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