Monday, May 14, 2007

Quicktime (Mac and PC) and WinZip (PC) flaws now being exploited

Vulnerabilities in two more popular programs were discovered a few months ago, but until now there wasn't much concern since no one was apparently exploiting them. That changed last week.

Apple has updates for QuickTime. "Available for: QuickTime 7.1.3 on Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.8, Mac OS X Server v10.4.8, Windows XP/2000."

WinZip for PC is more complex: If you use any version of WinZip prior to version 10, or you are already on version 11.1 - then you are safe from the current exploit. If you are using the first public release of version 10, there is a free (it had better be!) patch available now at their site.