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TPTI-09-03: Apple iTunes Multiple Protocol Handler Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

From: dvlabs (dvlabstippingpoint.com)
Date: Tue Jun 02 2009 - 15:27:05 CDT

TPTI-09-03: Apple iTunes Multiple Protocol Handler Buffer Overflow
June 2, 2009

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Apple iTunes

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8013.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:


-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Apple iTunes. User interaction is required
to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious

The specific flaw exists in the URL handlers associated with iTunes.
When processing URLs via the protocol handlers "itms", "itmss", "daap",
"pcast", and "itpc" an exploitable stack overflow occurs. Successful
exploitation can lead to a remote system compromise under the
credentials of the currently logged in user.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-04-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-06-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * James King, TippingPoint DVLabs