VDB-6206 · CVE-2012-3618 · BID 51041

Apple iTunes 10.6.3 WebKit memory corruption

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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 code of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

WebKit, as used in Apple Safari before 6.0, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than other WebKit CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2012-07-25-1.

The weakness was released 09/12/2012 by Abhishek Arya (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team as APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1 as not defined posting (Website). The advisory is available at lists.apple.com. The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-3618 since 06/19/2012. 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 62077 (Apple iTunes < 10.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l.

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 even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (62077). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 4460, 4459, 4461 and 4607.







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

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 62077
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 10.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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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


12/13/2011 🔍
06/19/2012 +189 days 🔍
07/25/2012 +36 days 🔍
09/12/2012 +49 days 🔍
09/12/2012 +0 days 🔍
09/13/2012 +0 days 🔍
09/13/2012 +0 days 🔍
04/12/2021 +3133 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1
Researcher: Abhishek Arya (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3618 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 51041

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Created: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM
Updated: 04/12/2021 01:23 PM
Changes: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM (69), 04/30/2018 09:27 AM (8), 04/12/2021 01:23 PM (4)
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