iTunes For Windows iTunesHelper.exe Path Subversion Local Privilege Escalation (uncredentialed check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host contains an application that is affected by a local
code execution flaw.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of iTunes for Windows on the
remote host launches a helper application by searching for it through
various system paths. By placing a malicious program in a system path,
an attacker with local access can exploit this behavior to execute
code before the helper application and thereby gain privileges.

See also :

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2005/Nov/msg00001.html

Solution :

Upgrade to iTunes 6 for Windows or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

Nessus Plugin ID: 20218 (itunes_code_exec.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 15446

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2938