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Nov292007

QuickTime exploit targets both Mac and Windows

A US-based security researcher has published a single piece of code that can remotely compromise both PCs and Macs as long as they are running Apple’s QuickTime media player.

The exploit is at least the fourth to target a newly discovered security flaw in the way QuickTime interacts with servers that stream audio and video. Up until now, the exploits have only targeted machines running Windows operating systems, but Lorenzo Hernandez, the researcher who prefers to go by the name Larry, says his exploit also targets Tiger and Leopard versions of OS X running on both Intel-made processors or older machines that use the PowerPC chip. “Our intention was to provide a highly educational exploit,” Larry told El Reg. “We are trying to expose and show exploitation techniques for OS X

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Vulnerability, Exploit, QuickTime, Mac, Windows, Desktop, PC

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