iTunes < 10.5.1 Update Authenticity Verification Weakness

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6098


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 10.5.1 use an unsecured HTTP connection when checking for or retrieving software updates, which could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to provide a Trojan horse update that appears to originate from Apple.


Upgrade to iTunes 10.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6098

Family: Web Clients

Published: 11/18/2011

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 56871, 56872, 56873

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/28/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3434

BID: 50672