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

High Nessus Plugin ID 41061


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


The version of Apple iTunes on the remote host is prior to version 9.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability involving the handling of PLS files. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted PSL file, a remote attacker can cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with the user's level of privileges.


Upgrade to Apple iTunes 9.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41061

File Name: itunes_9_0_1_banner.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 2009/09/23

Updated: 2018/07/12

Dependencies: 20217

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2817

BID: 36478

CWE: 119