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Hackers Released Malicious Code to Exploit Vulnerability in QuickTime

According to Security Researchers at Symantec, an online security firm, hackers have released a dangerous attack code capable of exploiting an un-patched vulnerability in Apple's Quick Time.

The firm says that the security flaw has been named a "boundary condition error", and relates to the way a player handles the header data for multiple media files. A malicious hacker could implant specially crafted XML code in a movie or audio file and lead to the crash down of the application. However, there are no reports of the security flaw being exploited.

Moreover, the attack code that was posted on the milwOrm.com site on September 16, 2008, exploits vulnerability in QuickTime, which is not equipped to handle excessively lengthy strings, says Aaron Adams, Researcher with...

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