May 1st, 2007

monk john

Fix out for the QuickTime Java hole

Hmm...hole discovered on 20 April 2007.

Apple releases a fix on 1 May 2007.

Total time between vulnerability discovery and fix release: eleven days.

Two things I take from this:
  1. Apple is in fact, capable of fixing security holes in a damned hurry when they need to
  2. When you behave like a responsible adult, i.e. you aren't David Maynor, you seem to get results faster.

Wow, who knew?