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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Quicktime player buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version of Quicktime Player

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote version of the Quicktime player is vulnerable to
a buffer overflow.

To exploit it, a possible hacker would need a user of this host to
visit a rogue webpage with a malformed link in it. He could
then be able to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
visiting the page.


Solution : Upgrade to Quicktime Player version 6.1 or later.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7247

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2007 Tenable Network Security

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