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Zero-Day Exploit for Apple QuickTime Posted

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  1. malware New Member

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    An Italian security researcher has posted a proof-of-concept exploit for a zero-day vulnerability in the most current version of Apple's QuickTime media software (7.3.1) which affects both Windows and Mac OS X. According to Luigi Auriemma the bug is a buffer-overflow which happens during the handling of the HTTP error message and its visualization in the LCD-like screen which contains info about the status of the connection. Buffer overflows can often be exploited by attackers to compromise the affected system. In this scenario, that's exactly what this bug can do. It can allow the attacker to take control the affected system. The vulnerability Auriemma has identified has no fix at the moment, so keep it in mind if you use the latest QuickTime on your system. Find out more about the exploit here.

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    :banghead::banghead:I HAAAAAAAAATE quicktime. I'd rather use Realplayer than Quicktime.
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    Picture is probably ok, but we're not allowed to link it. It's legality is questionable, so the admins here err on the side of caution. Trust me, I know first hand. lol.
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    Hmph, I've been reading it only effects Windows? Bad source? Who knows.
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    `Encrypted` the link above.
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    Not to be mean here, but who needs Quicktime or Quicktime alternative on their PC's ? Mac it's another story, but my Quicktime has flown off a long time ago. The recurring "Qttask" process was driving me nuts. It's business as usual without it so...
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    :shadedshu Some movies/trailers/clips are only available in .mov, hence the need for QuickTime Alternative. Trust me, I wouldn't want that junk on my PC either (it's a security nightmare), but sometimes I need to view certain videos which require that damned codec. :banghead:
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    i despise quicktime...

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