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[Micronet] [Announce] Apple Ends Support for Quicktime on Windows

Josh Kwan
SUMMARY
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Apple has announced that it will no longer support Quicktime on Windows. [1]

This means that Quicktime on Windows is now unsupported software and should not be used in compliance with the Minimum Security Standards for Network Devices (MSSND) campus security policy. [2]


IMPACT
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There are multiple zero-day, remote code execution vulnerabilities that Apple has announced they will not be patching. [3]


VULNERABLE
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* Apple Quicktime on Microsoft Windows platforms


RECOMMENDATIONS
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* All users should remove Quicktime on Windows machines.

How to remove Quicktime on Windows:

* Managed Berkeley Desktops with Self-Service have an offer to remove Quicktime on Windows, even if the user has non-admin privileges. Self-Service is available on non-Berkeley Desktops as well if a department has opted into the the service delivered via the BigFix platform and run by EEI. [4]
* IST customers with Windows machines should coordinate with their service providers to ensure Quicktime is uninstalled on server assets.
* Unmanaged Windows systems can follow Apple's instructions for removing Quicktime. [5]


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