TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

Discussion in 'Security Alerts' started by News, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. News

    News Extraordinary Robot
    News Feed

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    26,216
    Likes Received:
    20
    Original release date: April 14, 2016
    Systems Affected


    Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed

    Overview


    According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1]

    Description


    All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1]

    The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] [3]

    Impact


    Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.

    Solution


    Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. Users can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows on the Apple Uninstall QuickTime page. [4]

    References

    Revision History

    • April 14, 2016: Initial Release

    This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

    Continue reading...
     

Share This Page

Loading...