Apple iTunes < 12.6.1 WebKit Memory Corruption RCE (uncredentialed check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100301
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An application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apple iTunes running on the remote host is prior to 12.6.1. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to memory corruption caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open maliciously crafted web content, to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apple iTunes version 12.6.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100301

File Name: itunes_12_6_1_banner.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 5/19/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: itunes_sharing.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6984


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: iTunes/sharing

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6984

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2017-05-15-6