Apple Patches Quicktime Flaw For Vista, Mac OS X

Cupertino (CA) - Apple has released an update for Quicktime to fix a potentially dangerous flaw that affects most versions of Mac OS X and Windows Vista, as well as Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The software update, Quicktime version 7.4.1, closes a security hole that makes it possible to attackers to manipulate arbitrary code execution through the program's handling of a specific kind of Internet address.

Specifically, the vulnerability deals with a gap in the security measures of Quicktime's RTSP tunneling. The flaw affects Mac OS X versions 10.3.9, 10.4.7, 10.5, or later, as well as Windows Vista and XP SP2.

The update is available at and can also be accessed directly through the Quicktime player software.