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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple iTunes Vendors:   Apple
Apple iTunes Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035887
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035887
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1742   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 12.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iTunes. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can place a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) on the target system. When the target user subsequently runs the iTunes installer from an untrusted directori, arbitrary code will be executed on the target system.

Stefan Kanthak and YoKo Kho (yokoacc) of MII Consulting & Advisory Svc. Dept. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206379

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT206379 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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