Apple iTunes 10.6.3 WebKit resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iTunes 10.6.3 (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the XML parser in Google Chrome before 18.0.1025.168 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

The weakness was published 09/12/2012 by Skylined and Jose A. with Google Chrome Security Team as APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1 as not defined posting (Website). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-1521 since 03/08/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58963 (FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (94c0ac4f-9388-11e1-b242-00262d5ed8ee)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120198 (Google Chrome Prior to 18.0.1025.168 Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 10.7 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with Spotify as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (58963).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 58963
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : chromium -- multiple vulnerabilities (94c0ac4f-9388-11e1-b242-00262d5ed8ee)
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OpenVAS ID: 71386
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iTunes 10.7
Alternative: Spotify


03/08/2012 🔍
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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1
Researcher: Skylined , Jose A.
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-1521 (🔍)

X-Force: 75270
SecurityTracker: 1027001
SecurityFocus: 53309
Secunia: 48992 - Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 81644


Created: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM
Updated: 04/12/2021 11:13 AM
Changes: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM (72), 04/30/2018 09:18 AM (12), 04/12/2021 11:06 AM (3), 04/12/2021 11:13 AM (2)
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