iTunes < 11.2.1 Insecure Permissions Local Privilege Escalation
Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8259
SynopsisThe remote host is running a multimedia application that contains a content injection vulnerability.
DescriptionVersions of iTunes earlier than 11.2.1 are affected by an error wherein world-writable permissions are set for the '/Users' and '/Users/Shared' directories upon reboot. A local attacker may leverage this to manipulate contents in these directories and gain escalated privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to iTunes 11.2.1 or later.