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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Apple iTunes Vendors:   Apple
Apple iTunes m3u/pls Playlist Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012839
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012839
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0043   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 13 2005
Original Entry Date:  Jan 11 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iTunes. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

The vendor reported that a remote user can create a specially crafted m3u or pls playlist file that, when loaded by iTunes, will trigger a buffer overflow and crash or execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor credits Sean de Regge and iDEFENSE Labs with reporting this flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fixed version (4.7.1), available for Mac OS X via the Software Update pane in System Preferences. The fix is also available (for all systems) at:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

For Mac OS X the download file is named: "iTunes4.7.1.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 2ae8c815f18756c24dfbc1ac7d837b75b828b92a

Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/support/security/security_updates.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (2000), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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