Apple patches up 11 Quicktime flaws

Posted by Mark Raby

Cupertino (CA) - Apple has released an update for its Quicktime media player, patching 11 vulnerabilities, some of which could allow a hacker to gain remote access of someone's computer.

Apple gave credit to security company Tipping Point.  In addition to fixing remote code execution vulnerabilities, the update also patches some file compatibility issues and problems with third-party interactions.

On the Mac OS X version of Quicktime, only eight security problems were present.  The other three were exclusive to Windows.

Apple has patched Quicktime on several occastions in the past several months, as its software has become an increasingly popular target among hackers. 

Users running Windows and Mac OS X can update their version of Quicktime now to get the new security patches.