TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

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Original release date: April 14, 2016 | Last revised: September 29, 2016

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed


According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1]


All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1]

The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] [3]


Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.


Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. Users can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows on the Apple Uninstall QuickTime page. [4]


Revision History

  • April 14, 2016: Initial Release

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It works in our test environment , but i didnt have enough resources so i installed new hosts and a new vcenter (all the same version)

I changed vcenter in the view administrator en I want to build a new pool, now i get this error:


Error during provisioning: Initial publish failed: Fault type is INVAlID_CONFIGURATION_FATAL – Specified Host: host-16 has no accessible datastores in the input


I use SSD (VMFS5).

vcenter: 6.0.0 3339084 (appliance)

exsi: 6.0.0 3380124 (bl 460c gen8)