iTunes < 11.2.1 User Directory Insecure Permissions Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74093


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


The version of iTunes installed on the remote Mac OS X host is older than 11.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by an insecure permissions vulnerability.

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


Upgrade to iTunes 11.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74093

File Name: macosx_itunes_11_2_1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 5/19/2014

Updated: 11/26/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1347


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/iTunes

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