Apple patches more than 160 Windows iTunes flaws

  • Liam Tung (CSO Online)
  • — 14 September, 2012 09:49

Apple’s iTunes 10.7 for Windows release on Thursday contains a mammoth 163 security fixes related to WebKit browser engine.

The latest version of iTunes for Windows closes “multiple” flaws that could be used to compromise the system by luring a user to an attack website.

“Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit,” said Apple.

Many of the WebKit flaws have already been addressed in other software that uses that engine, including Chrome and Safari.

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