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Archived - About Security Update for QuickTime 7.2 for Windows

This document describes Security Update for QuickTime 7.2, for Microsoft Windows.

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Security Update for QuickTime 7.2

  • QuickTime

    CVE-ID: CVE-2007-4673

    Available for: QuickTime 7.2 on Windows Vista, XP SP2

    Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted QTL file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A command injection issue exists in QuickTime's handling of URLs in the qtnext field in QTL files. By enticing a user to open a specially crafted QTL file, an attacker may cause an application to be launched with controlled command line arguments, which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved handling of URLs. This issue does not affect Mac OS X.

Installation information

Security Update for QuickTime 7.2 may be obtained from the Software Update application, or from the Apple Downloads site.

If Apple Software Update is not already running in Windows, you can open it from the Start menu under "All Programs". By default it is installed at

C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe

To verify that your version of QuickTime has been updated:

For Windows XP:

  • In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\ProgramFiles\QuickTime\QTSystem\QuickTime.qts

  • Right click on QuickTime.qts, select Properties, then click the Versions tab.
  • If the QuickTime version is 7.2.0.245 or later, then the security update has been applied.

For Windows Vista:

  • In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\ProgramFiles\QuickTime\QTSystem\QuickTime.qts

  • Right click on QuickTime.qts, select Properties, then click the General tab.
  • If the "Date Created" indicates September 21, 2007 or later, then the security update has been applied.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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