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: 2014/05/19

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 25997

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

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

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