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IE Security Warning with QuickTime Object tags

 

I just received a bug report about the infamous Internet Explorer Security Warning for one of the pages in our application that serves video content over HTTPS.

iesecuritywarning

 

After viewing the source I found the offender which turned out to be the codebase attribute set to http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab.

<object id="videoObject" classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" 
            codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" 
            width="330" height="292"> 
            <param name="src" value="https://securedomain/video.mp4" /> 
            <param name="controller" value="true" /> 
            <param name="autoplay" value="False" /> 
            <param name="scale" value="aspect" /> 
            <param name="cache" value="true"/>
            <param name="saveembedtags" value="true"/>
            <param name="postdomevents" value="true"/> 
               
            <!--[if IE] --> 
            <EMBED name="movie"
                height="292"
                width="330"
                scale="aspect"
                src="https://securedomain/video.mp4"
                type="video/quicktime"
                pluginspage="www.apple.com/quicktime/download"
                controller="true"
                autoplay="False"
            /> 
            <!--[endif]--> 
        </object> 

The fix was just to change this to https. https://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab.

<object id="videoObject" classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" 
            codebase="https://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" 
            width="330" height="292"> 
            <param name="src" value="https://securedomain/video.mp4" /> 
            <param name="controller" value="true" /> 
            <param name="autoplay" value="False" /> 
            <param name="scale" value="aspect" /> 
            <param name="cache" value="true"/>
            <param name="saveembedtags" value="true"/>
            <param name="postdomevents" value="true"/> 
               
            <!--[if IE] --> 
            <EMBED name="movie"
                height="292"
                width="330"
                scale="aspect"
                src="https://securedomain/video.mp4"
                type="video/quicktime"
                pluginspage="www.apple.com/quicktime/download"
                controller="true"
                autoplay="False"
            /> 
            <!--[endif]--> 
        </object> 

Fortunately our users have the option of choosing the HTML5 Video player meaning they don’t need to install any 3rd party plugins to view videos.

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