Apple iTunes up to 9.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Apple iTunes up to 9.0 (Multimedia Player Software). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in Apple iTunes before 9.2.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted itpc: URL.

The weakness was presented 07/30/2010 by Clint Ruoho with Laconic Security as HT4263 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-1777. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/21/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47764 (iTunes < 9.2.1 'itpc:' Buffer Overflow (Mac OS X)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 9.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (47764).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 47764
Nessus Name: iTunes < 9.2.1 'itpc:' Buffer Overflow (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 801409
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes itpc: URI Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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Upgrade: iTunes 9.1


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Advisory: HT4263
Researcher: Clint Ruoho
Organization: Laconic Security
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-1777 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26541 - Apple iTunes 8.0 through 9.2 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability via a Crafted URI, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41789 - Apple iTunes 'itpc:' URI Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 09:14 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (62), 03/01/2017 10:08 AM (10), 09/21/2021 09:13 AM (3), 09/21/2021 09:14 AM (1)
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