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Secunia Security Advisory 46848

Secunia Security Advisory 46848
Posted Nov 15, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in Apple iTunes, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

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systems | apple
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Secunia Security Advisory 46848

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TITLE:
Apple iTunes Software Update Spoofing Weakness

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46848

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46848/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46848

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-15

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46848/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46848/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46848

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in Apple iTunes, which can be exploited
by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The weakness is caused due the software update mechanism using an
HTTP request to check for new updates. This can be exploited to e.g.
spoof an update via Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks.

Successful exploitation requires that Apple Software Update is not
installed.

The weakness is reported in versions prior to 10.5.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 10.5.1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Francisco Amato, Infobyte Security Research.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Apple:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5030

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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