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: 5/19/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1347

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: iTunes/sharing

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1347

BID: 67457

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