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Apple iTunes Information Disclosure and Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2009-03-12    Last Update:  2009-03-13    Views:  6,045

Secunia Advisory SA34254

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability and a security issue have been reported in Apple iTunes, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to potentially disclose sensitive information.

1) An error in the processing of Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) messages can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop via a specially crafted "Content-Length" parameter contained in the header of a DAAP message.

NOTE: The vulnerability does not affect Mac OS X systems.

2) An error in the implementation of the iTunes podcast feature can be exploited to entice a user into sending iTunes credentials to a podcast server via an authentication dialog presented when subscribing to a malicious podcast.

The vulnerability and security issue are reported in version 8.


Solution:
Update to version 8.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits:
1) Xiaopeng Zhang, Zhenhua Liu, and Junfeng Jia of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team
2) Simon Bellwood

Original Advisory:
Apple:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3487

FortiGuard:
http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advisory/FGA-2009-11.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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