Apple iTunes < 4.7.1 Playlist Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2519


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is using iTunes, a media player application for Windows and Mac OS X. The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This may allow an attacker to execute code on the remote host. An attacker needs to send a malicious playlist to the user to exploit this flaw.


Upgrade to version 4.7.1 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2519

File Name: 2519.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1769

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apple ITunes 4.7 Playlist Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0043

BID: 12238

OSVDB: 12833