iTunes < 9.2.1 'itpc:' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5605
SynopsisThe remote host contains an application that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.
DescriptionThe remote host has iTunes installed, a popular media player for Windows and Mac OS.
Versions of iTunes earlier than 9.2.1 are potentially affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of 'itpc:' URLs which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed itpc: link to a user on the remote host and wait for him to click on it.
SolutionUpgrade to iTunes 9.2.1 or later.