Deprives QuickTime for Windows support after Apple’s vulnerabilities.

April 5, 2022 0 Comments

Apple recently pulled support for QuickTime for Windows after finding two serious flaws in Trend Micro software.

Apple recently pulled support for QuickTime for Windows, after two vulnerabilities, received rated criticism. If you haven’t yet uninstalled QuickTime for Windows, this might be a good reason to do so.

Read the press release below

New Delhi, April 15, 2016 – Apple is pulling support for QuickTime for Windows in the heels of Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative to look for two new, critical vulnerabilities that affect software.

These are vulnerabilities in remote code execution that can allow an attacker to gain control of the victim’s system. In an enterprise setting, this could open the door for hackers to access a larger, company-wide network.

This is for two reasons.

First, Apple is devaluing QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer issue security updates for the product on the Windows platform and will advise users to uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to Mac OSX’s QuickTime.

Second, our Zero Day Initiative has just released two pieces of advice, ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242, detailing two new, complex vulnerabilities that affect QuickTime for Windows. These recommendations are being published in accordance with the Zero Day Initiative Disclosure Policy when a vendor does not issue a protection patch for disclosure vulnerabilities. And since Apple is no longer providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows, these vulnerabilities will never be patched.

We are not currently aware of any active attacks against this vulnerability. But the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime is to uninstall it now. In this regard, QuickTime for Windows has now joined Microsoft Windows XP and Oracle Java 6 as software that is no longer being updated to fix vulnerabilities and is subject to increasing risks as it is affected by a growing number of unpacked vulnerabilities.

However, even with security, the ultimate correct answer is to follow Apple’s guidelines and uninstall QuickTime for Windows. The only sure way to protect against the product’s current and future vulnerabilities is to ensure that Apple no longer provides security updates for it.

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