iTunes < 9.0.1 PLS File Buffer Overflow (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41059


The remote Mac OS X host contains an application affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote version of iTunes is older than 9.0.1. Such versions are affected by a buffer overflow involving the handling of PLS files. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a malicious PLS file, he can leverage this issue to crash the affected application or to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to iTunes 9.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41059

File Name: macosx_itunes_9_0_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2009/09/23

Modified: 2017/05/10

Dependencies: 25997

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/iTunes

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2817

BID: 36478

OSVDB: 58271

CWE: 119