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Secunia Security Advisory 34254

Secunia Security Advisory 34254
Posted Mar 12, 2009
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability and a security issue have been reported in Apple iTunes, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to potentially disclose sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 34254

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TITLE:
Apple iTunes Information Disclosure and Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA34254

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/34254/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability and a security issue have been reported in Apple
iTunes, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS
(Denial of Service) or to potentially disclose sensitive information.


1) An error in the processing of Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP)
messages can be exploited to trigger the execution of an infinite loop
via a specially crafted "Content-Length" parameter contained in the
header of a DAAP message.

NOTE: The vulnerability does not affect Mac OS X systems.

2) An error in the implementation of the iTunes podcast feature can
be exploited to entice a user into sending iTunes credentials to a
podcast server via an authentication dialog presented when
subscribing to a malicious podcast.

The vulnerability and security issue are reported in version 8.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 8.1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits:
1) Xiaopeng Zhang, Zhenhua Liu, and Junfeng Jia of Fortinet's
FortiGuard Global Security Research Team
2) Simon Bellwood

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3487

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