Apple is advising Windows users to update their systems following the release of a patch for the QuickTime media player tool.
The company said in a security advisory that QuickTime 7.7.1 addresses 12 vulnerabilities in the Windows version of the platform, but does not affect Mac OS X users.
Ten of the flaws could be targeted by way of a maliciously crafted PICT or FlashPix movie file to cause an application crash and allow remote code execution.
The update also fixes a cross-site scripting flaw which could allow an attacker to insert code into an HTML file, and a vulnerability which could allow an attacker to view a user's memory contents by way of malformed movie file.
Apple urged Windows users to install the 7.7.1 update, which can be obtained through the Apple Software Update utility or manually downloaded from the Apple support site. The update supports Windows versions from XP to Windows 7.
The update is the latest in a busy month for security patches. Cisco posted an update for the Security Agent tool earlier this week, while Microsoft released its monthly patch to address flaws in Internet Explorer and Silverlight, and Oracle delivered an update addressing 56 vulnerabilities.
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