iTunes < 10.5.1 Update Authenticity Verification Weakness (uncredentialed check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 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 on the remote host is prior to version 10.5.1.
It is, therefore, affected by a man-in-the-middle vulnerability due to
using unsecured HTTP connections when checking for or retrieving
software updates. A remote attacker can exploit this to execute
arbitrary code by means of a trojan horse update that appears to
originate from Apple.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2008-07/0250.html
http://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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

Nessus Plugin ID: 56873 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50672

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3434