Apple QuickTime patches fuel security debate
To the delight of some PC lovers irritated by years of taunting from Mac enthusiasts about Windows security flaws, Apple this week issued security patches for its free QuickTime media player.
The patches, part of QuickTime 7.1.5, address eight "vulnerabilities" in the program and are for both Mac OS X and Windows versions. All of the security holes patched by the updated QuickTime product could have allowed "maliciously crafted" files to "lead to an application crash or arbitrary code execution," Apple said on its Web site.
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