Apple iTunes < 9.0.1 PLS File Buffer Overflow (credentialed check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41060


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote version of Apple 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 Apple iTunes 9.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41060

File Name: itunes_9_0_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/09/23

Modified: 2015/08/03

Dependencies: 25996

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: SMB/iTunes/Version

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