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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple iTunes Vendors:   Apple
(Apple Issues Fix for Apple iTunes) expat Buffer Over-read in big2_toUtf8() Lets Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038110
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038110
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3560   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 23 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 12.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in expat. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. Apple iTunes is affected.

A remote user can create an XML document containing specially crafted UTF-8 sequences that, when processed using libexpat, will trigger a buffer over-read in the big2_toUtf8() function and crash the target application.

The vulnerability resides in 'lib/xmltok.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for CVE-2009-3560 for Apple iTunes (12.6).

The Apple advisory will be available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Dec 4 2009 expat Buffer Over-read in big2_toUtf8() Lets Users Deny Service



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