iTunes < 10.5.1 Update Authenticity Verification Weakness (Mac OS X)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host contains an application that is susceptible to a
man-in-the-middle attack.

Description :

The version of iTunes installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
earlier than 10.5.1. As such, it uses an unsecured HTTP connection
when checking for or retrieving software updates, which could allow a
man-in-the-middle attacker to provide a Trojan horse update that
appears to originate from Apple.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-07/0250.html
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5030
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2011/Nov/msg00003.html

Solution :

Upgrade to iTunes 10.5.1 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56871 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50672

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3434