iTunes < 9.2.1 'itpc:' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5605


The remote host contains an application that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The 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.


Upgrade to iTunes 9.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5605

File Name: 5605.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2010/07/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 47762, 47763, 47764

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1777

BID: 41789

OSVDB: 66456