iTunes < 10.5.1 Update Authenticity Verification Weakness (uncredentialed check)

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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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to iTunes 10.5.1 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

Nessus Plugin ID: 56873 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50672

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3434