Apple Issues 11 QuickTime Patches In One Day

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 3 2008 7:03 PM

Apple patched QuickTime not once, but an amazing eleven times on Wednesday. Some of the patches were to improve stability and compatibility, but there were also some exploits which were found and patched.

“It's at least the sixth time Apple has patched QuickTime since October, as researchers and hackers have been closely examining media players for vulnerabilities. As operating systems have become more secure, vulnerabilities in applications have become a favored route to break into a PC.”

Apple is notoriously coy with information regarding the specific exploits, but the running rumor is that most of the exploits patched were actually found by Apple themselves.

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AjayD replied on Thu, Apr 3 2008 10:38 PM
If at first you don't succeed try 11 more times and hope you got it right, eh? It's good they are actively seeking to fix vulnerabilities in their software. Still, it makes you question how closely they are actually looking at things if they need to make 11 separate patches in the same day.


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kid007 replied on Fri, Apr 4 2008 6:31 AM
is all about what the teams do. normally when they are evaluating and creating patches some team go step futher :)

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I'm glad I don't use QuickTime, whenver possible.  I have it installed, but only use it for files only readable by it, which luckily aren't too many.  And why do they force it on us through iTunes.  Bah, I say.

At least they are aware of the problems.  If they spread out the 11 patches over 11 months we could have had a full year of vulnerability. 


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VLC media player FTW! I hate quicktime....and I will not have their adware on my PC

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