Apple iTunes up to 10.1 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Apple iTunes up to 10.1 (Multimedia Player Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

WebKit, as used in Apple iTunes before 10.2 on Windows, allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via vectors related to iTunes Store browsing, a different vulnerability than other CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2011-03-02-1.

The weakness was presented 03/03/2011 by kuzzcc (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-0138 since 12/23/2010. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 10/18/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 52534 (Apple iTunes < 10.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 9.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (65823), Tenable (52534), SecurityFocus (BID 46713†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-30208†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 52534
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 10.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 801907
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities - Mar11
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Upgrade: iTunes 9.2


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Researcher: kuzzcc
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CVE: CVE-2011-0138 (🔍)

X-Force: 65823
SecurityFocus: 46713 - WebKit CVE-2011-0138 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 30208 - Apple iTunes \x3C10.2 on Windows WebKit Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2011-0138), Medium


Created: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM
Updated: 10/18/2021 09:56 PM
Changes: 03/20/2015 04:16 PM (60), 03/18/2017 02:46 AM (11), 10/18/2021 09:56 PM (2)
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