The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
QuickTime 7.3.1 Plugs RTSP Security Hole

QuickTime 7.3.1 Plugs RTSP Security Hole

by , 7:55 AM EST, December 14th, 2007

Apple released QuickTime 7.3.1 Thursday afternoon to address several security flaws in the multimedia tool. Most notably, the update patches an RTSP flaw that could allow at attacker to run unauthorized code on a victim's computer.

The update also fixed a QTL flaw that an attacker could use to cause applications to crash or run arbitrary code on the victim's computer, and patched several security holes in the QuickTime Flash media handler by limiting playback to known safe formats.

QuickTime 7.3.1 updates are available for Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.9 and higher, and 10.5, as well as Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. The updates are free and available through Apple's Software Update application and as stand alone installers from the Apple QuickTime Web site.

Recent Headlines - Updated October 25th

Fri,5:07 PM
New Uses For Old Power Macs
5:02 PM
Apple Pay is Soaring While Competitors Crash and Burn
1:47 PM
The Camera Lens Mug: $19.99
1:19 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-24
11:10 AM
Apple, Nike Teaming Up on Wearable Tech Project
9:37 AM
Kickstarter Project: Mouse Guard LEGO Mini Figures
8:48 AM
OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone
Thu,8:46 PM
Yosemite: How To Fix Safari’s Address Bar
7:32 PM
If Microsoft Made a Smart Watch…
5:45 PM
X-Doria Folio Case for iPhone 6: Awkward by Nature
5:30 PM
ACM 277: Apple Pay, Apple Designs, and iPad as a Laptop Replacement
4:34 PM
Learn Apple’s Swift Programming Language for $19
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!