Apple has released iTunes 10.6.3, a new version of its media player and digital storefront for Macintosh computers and Windows PCs. The new version includes support for OS X Mountain Lion and addresses a number of important issues, Apple said.
iTunes 10.6.3 addresses a problem where the software may become unresponsive when syncing a first-generation iPad that has an iBooks textbook pre-loaded on its flash memory.
A problem where photos synced to a device may appear in an unexpected order has been fixed, alongside an issue where iTunes may unexpectedly delete playlists created on a device.
iTunes 10.6.3 also fixes issues where the application may suddenly delete apps on a device.
The update improves overall performance and reliability, and it fixes several security issues documented in KB article HT5318 on Apple’s Support site.
To save you the trip there, we are happy to inform that Apple has patched a heap buffer overflow in the handling of .m3u playlists, which could have led to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution when importing a maliciously-crafted .m3u playlist.
The bug impacted Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later, and was discovered by Gjoko Krstic of Zero Science Lab.
Affecting Windows PCs only (Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later), a memory corruption issue in WebKit that could potentially lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution has also been addressed. The flaw could be exploited by visiting a maliciously-crafted website. Apple credits Adam Barth and Abhishek Arya of the Google Chrome Security Team for discovering the vulnerability.
iTunes 10.6.3 weighs 170.27 MB for OS X, 73.67 MB for Windows 32-bit and 75.56 MB for Windows 64-bit.
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