Apple iTunes < 12.4 DLL Injection Arbitrary Code Execution (uncredentialed check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91348


The remote host is running an application that is affected by a DLL injection vulnerability.


The version of Apple iTunes running on the remote Windows host is prior to 12.4. It is, therefore, affected by a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) injection vulnerability in the setup component that is triggered when running the installer from an untrusted directory. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the untrusted directory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

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 version 12.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91348

File Name: itunes_12_4_banner.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 5/27/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1742


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Required KB Items: iTunes/sharing

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1742

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-05-16-6