Apple slips security fixes into rollout

Apple has added several security fixes into the latest versions of iTunes and QuickTime. The company has issued a pair of postings outlining nine security fixes in QuickTime 7.5.5 and two in the new iTunes 8.0. The iTunes update contains a patch for what Apple has termed a "misleading" dialogue in the OS X version of the player.

The message occurred when users running OS X 10.4 or earlier were presented with a dialogue box which said that enabling iTunes Music Sharing would have no effect on the Mac's firewall protections. "Allowing iTunes Music Sharing or any other service through the firewall inherently affects security by exposing the service to remote entities," the company explained in the posting.

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