iTunes < 11.2.1 Insecure Permissions Local Privilege Escalation

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8259


The remote host is running a multimedia application that contains a content injection vulnerability.


Versions 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.


Upgrade to iTunes 11.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 8259

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/05/19

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3820

Nessus ID: 74092, 74093

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.9

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:itunes

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1347

BID: 67457