iTunes < 10.6.3 m3u Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59499
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The remote host contains a multimedia application that has multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.


The version of iTunes installed on the remote Mac OS X host is earlier than 10.6.3 and is, therefore, affected by stack and heap based buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The application does not properly handle 'm3u' playlist files. This error can cause the application to crash or possibly allow arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to iTunes 10.6.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59499

File Name: macosx_itunes_10_6_3.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 6/14/2012

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_itunes_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

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

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: 6/11/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2012

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Apple iTunes 10 Extended M3U Stack Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0677

BID: 53933, 54113

EDB-ID: 19098, 19322, 19387