Apple iTunes < 10.5.1 Update Authenticity Verification Weakness (uncredentialed check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56873


The remote host contains an application that is susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack.


The version of Apple 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.


Upgrade to Apple iTunes 10.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56873

File Name: itunes_10_5_1_banner.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Published: 11/18/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: iTunes/sharing

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3434

BID: 50672

CWE: 94