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This document describes the security content of QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component.

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QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component

  • QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component for Windows

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-0008

    Available for: Windows Vista, XP SP2 and SP3

    Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: An input validation issue exists in the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component for Windows. Accessing a maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of MPEG-2 files. This issue does not affect systems running Mac OS X. Credit to Richard Lemon of Code Lemon for reporting this issue.

    The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is not installed by default, and is provided separately from QuickTime. Details are available via http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/ . If you paid for and downloaded an earlier version of the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component from the Apple Store, you may download the updated version for free.

    The steps to determine that a system has the updated version are listed here. The version number of the updated QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component for Windows is 7.60.92.0.

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Last Modified: Apr 30, 2012
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