VDB-6180 · CVE-2012-3592 · BID 46951

Apple iTunes 10.6.3 WebKit uninitialized resource

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A vulnerability was found in Apple iTunes 10.6.3 (Multimedia Player Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown processing of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a uninitialized resource vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-908. The product uses or accesses a resource that has not been initialized. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 09/12/2012 with Apple as APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1 as not defined posting (Website). The advisory is shared for download at lists.apple.com. The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-3592 since 06/19/2012. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The flaw has been found by using the open-source tool AddressSanitizer.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62357 (Apple TV < 5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context r. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120376 (Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2012-07-25-1)).

Upgrading to version 10.7 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at apple.com. 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 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (62357). Similar entries are available at 4607, 4576, 4572 and 4615.







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Class: Uninitialized resource
CWE: CWE-908
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 62357
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802962
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities - Sep 12 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iTunes 10.7
Alternative: Spotify


03/21/2011 🔍
06/19/2012 +456 days 🔍
07/25/2012 +36 days 🔍
09/12/2012 +49 days 🔍
09/13/2012 +0 days 🔍
09/24/2012 +11 days 🔍
09/27/2012 +3 days 🔍
04/12/2021 +3119 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1
Researcher: http://www.apple.com
Organization: Apple
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3592 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 46951

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Created: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM
Updated: 04/12/2021 12:01 PM
Changes: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM (73), 04/30/2018 09:18 AM (8), 04/12/2021 12:01 PM (4)
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