iTunes < 9.0.1 Remote Code Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5182


The remote host is vulnerable to a remote code execution attack.


According to its banner, the version of iTunes installed on the remote host is older than 9.0.1. Such versions are potentially affected by a remote buffer overflow when opening specially crafted '.pls' files. 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 9.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5182

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/09/23

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 41059, 41060, 41061

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2817

BID: 36478