A buffer overflow vulnerability in iTunes could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Apple iTunes is a digital media player available for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It supports a variety of playlist formats including .m3u and .pls. A playlist allows a user to organize the order in which media files are played. In addition to media files, URLs to digital streams can be included in a playlist. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way iTunes parses URL entries in .m3u and .pls playlist files. If a remote attacker creates a specially crafted playlist containing an overly long URL, a buffer overflow will occur and could lead to arbitrary code execution.
By convincing a user to load a specially crafted .m3u or .pls playlist file into iTunes, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
iDEFENSE credits Sean de Regge for reporting this vulnerability
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2005-01-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-01-14 18:26 UTC|