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Apple QuickTime for Java information disclosure vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#434748

Original Release Date: 2007-05-30 | Last Revised: 2007-05-30


Apple QuickTime for Java fails to properly clear memory. As a result, sensitive information may be exposed to unintended parties.


Apple QuickTime includes the ability to integrate QuickTime into Java applications and applets. This feature is known as QuickTime for Java. Apple QuickTime for Java fails to properly clear the contents of memory when it is released.

More information is available in About Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6).


By convincing a user to run a malicious Java applet, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to access sensitive information about that user. This can be accomplished by visiting a malicious web page with a Java-enabled web browser.


Apply an update
Apply an update, as specified in the Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 security update.

On Microsoft Windows the QuickTime built-in auto-update mechanism may not detect this update. Instead, Windows users should check for updates using Apple Software Update or download and install the update manually.

Disable Java

This vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling Java in your web browser. Instructions for disabling Java can be found in the "Securing Your Web Browser" document.

Vendor Information


Apple Computer, Inc. Affected

Updated:  May 30, 2007



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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This vulnerability was reported in About Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6).

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2389
Severity Metric: 2.97
Date Public: 2007-05-29
Date First Published: 2007-05-30
Date Last Updated: 2007-05-30 19:31 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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