Apple iTunes < 4.8 MPEG-4 File Handling Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2889


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running iTunes - an application for managing and listening to music media files.
This version of iTunes is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to entice an iTunes user into opening a malformed file. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code on the remote system.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2889

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/05/10

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 18214

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1248