“Researchers at eEye Digital Security have pinpointed two high-risk vulnerabilities in iTunes and QuickTime that could put millions of Windows and Mac users at risk of code execution attacks. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based eEye issued two alerts on its upcoming advisories Web page to warn of heap overflows and integer overflows in the two Apple products,” Ryan Naraine reports for eWeek. “Apple’s iTunes is a wildly popular online media service that sells music downloads and QuickTime is the company’s flagship media player.”
“eEye said the vulnerabilities affect QuickTime/iTunes on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Mac OS X users are also vulnerable to the code execution attacks,” Naraine reports. “Apple does not comment on potential security vulnerabilities in its products until a fix is available. eEye only releases basic information on the existence of the bugs but withholds technical details until a patch is ready. In the meantime, users are urged to avoid clicking on untrusted media files.”
Full article here.
eEye’s Upcoming Advisories page is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Forget about the “in the meantime” stuff. Try “always,” instead. It’s just good plain sense. Always avoid clicking on untrusted media and other files.
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