iTunes < 8.2 Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5041


The remote host is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack.


According to its banner, the version of iTunes installed on the remote host is older than 8.2. Such versions may be affected by a remote buffer overflow when parsing 'items: ' URLs. An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the application.


Upgrade to iTunes 8.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5041

File Name: 5041.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 38985, 38986

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Apple OS X iTunes 8.1.1 ITMS Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0950

BID: 35157