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Attackers target unpatched QuickTime flaw
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 03 December 2007 11:09
 
Attacks using QuickTime flaw appeared aimed at Windows users, but Mac OS users could also be at risk

By Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service
December 03, 2007
InfoWorld


Attackers are trying to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in Apple's QuickTime software that could let them run code on a victim's computer, Symantec warned in a DeepSight Threat Management System alert issued Sunday. First observed on Saturday, the attacks appear to be aimed at Windows users, but Mac OS users could also be at risk since the QuickTime vulnerability in question affects both operating systems, the alert said. That vulnerability, called the Apple QuickTime RTSP Response Header Stack-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, was first disclosed on Nov. 23 and remains unpatched by Apple.... More    Comment in the Forums
 

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