Apple iTunes < 11.2.1 User Directory Insecure Permissions Vulnerability (uncredentialed check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74092


The remote host contains an application that is affected by an insecure permissions vulnerability.


The version of Apple iTunes on the remote host is prior to version 11.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by an insecure permissions vulnerability.

An insecure permissions vulnerability exists when the '/Users' and '/Users/Shared' directories have world-writable permissions. This can allow a local attacker to manipulate the contents or gain escalated privileges.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apple iTunes 11.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74092

File Name: itunes_11_2_1_banner.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 2014/05/19

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 20217

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1347

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: iTunes/sharing

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1347

BID: 67457

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2014-05-16-1