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Apple iTunes Multiple Protocol Handler Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

TPTI-09-03: June 2nd, 2009

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple iTunes. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the URL handlers associated with iTunes. When processing URLs via the protocol handlers "itms", "itmss", "daap", "pcast", and "itpc" an exploitable stack overflow occurs. Successful exploitation can lead to a remote system compromise under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

Vendor Response

Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-04-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2009-06-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

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