Reminder: upgrade to QuickTime 7.0.3 to avoid security vulnerabilities

“Mac and Windows users are being advised to upgrade to the latest version of QuickTime,”Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK. “Secunia warns that vulnerabilities within earlier versions of QuickTime exist. These can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) attack and potentially to compromise a user’s system.”

“Vulnerabilities have been reported in the following versions of QuickTime: QuickTime version 6.5.2 and 7.0.1 for Mac OS X; QuickTime versions 7.x prior to 7.0.3 for Windows,” Evans reports. “Users should update to QuickTime 7.0.3, the security analysts said.”

Full article here.

Apple Computer: About the security content of QuickTime 7.0.3: here.

QuickTime 7.0.3 can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences or from Apple Downloads as a standalone installer. More info and download link here.

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  1. I use Win2000 at work. The upgrade(per various links) to QT seems to be to bundled with iTunes for Windoze. Not on my work machine, not now, not ever. If anyone has a link to QT ONLY for Doze 2000/XP, please let me know.

  2. No software will ever be secure. While it’s a good idea to upgrade as new releases come out, this is hardly headline-worthy.

    Skip: that’s a feature added by the author of the video. It’s part of the interactivity layer of QuickTime media. You must’ve downloaded a video that was advertising a porn website, eh?

  3. I might upload, but not if I keep having to purchase new QTPro keys.

    If Apple wants Mac users to remain happy with Quicktime Pro, STOP KILLING QTPRO KEYS! I got two keys when I spent a butt-load of money on Production Sweet. In the few months following my purchase, a new version of the suite came out which I would have to pay for.

    I installed Tiger and updated my iTunes, and now the keys I received with Production Sweet don’t work. I had to purchase a new key.

    If Apple continues to do this, I will need to buy a third party product that doesn’t screw me every chance it gets. 🙁


  4. Is this a convenient way to “force” users into upgrading to Quicktime 7?

    I have QT 6.5.2 (upgraded to QT Pro, running on 10.3.7), it works just fine and I’m happy with it, other than not being able to watch many of the recent Apple QT movies which, again “conveniently” seem to be “QT 7 only” friendly. (ie, the recent controversial iPod “copycat” commercial, finally seen live on TV, not thru the Apple site; IIRC, recent Apple events)

    I’ll lose QT Pro (re-buy it again… v5, v6 and now v7?) plus I follow the adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix (or upgrade) it” (unless there’s some all consuming new functionality you lust after).

    I’m getting POed at Apple as it seems to be getting more like MS everyday.

  5. carlo and change:

    Thanks, I appreciate the information. You know, to think that this time last year I was interested in OS X, but I was firmly in the XP camp. What a difference a year makes. I don’t think I could ever go back to doze.

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