VDB-6264 · CVE-2012-3679 · BID 46951

Apple iTunes 10.6.3 WebKit memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Apple iTunes 10.6.3 (Multimedia Player Software). Affected is some unknown processing of the component WebKit. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software 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 weakness was shared 09/12/2012 by Chris Leary with Mozilla as APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1 as not defined posting (Website). The advisory is shared for download at lists.apple.com. The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-3679 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 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.

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). The entries 4607, 4576, 4572 and 4615 are related to this item.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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: Chris Leary
Organization: Mozilla
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3679 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 46951

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Created: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM
Updated: 04/12/2021 04:22 PM
Changes: 09/13/2012 11:44 AM (70), 05/01/2018 11:03 AM (8), 04/12/2021 04:22 PM (4)
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