ID CVE-2012-0677
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in Apple iTunes before 10.6.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .m3u playlist.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Apple iTunes 10.3
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.3
  • Apple iTunes 10.2
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.2
  • Apple Itunes 10.2.2.12
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.2.2.12
  • Apple iTunes 10.5
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.5
  • Apple Itunes 10.1.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.1.1.4
  • Apple iTunes 10.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.5.1
  • Apple Itunes 10.4.1.10
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.4.1.10
  • Apple iTunes 10.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.5.2
  • Apple iTunes 10.4
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.4
  • Apple Itunes 10.4.0.80
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.4.0.80
  • Apple iTunes 10.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.5.3
  • Apple iTunes 10.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.4.1
  • Apple iTunes 10.6
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.6
  • Apple Itunes 10.5.1.42
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.5.1.42
  • Apple iTunes 10.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.3.1
  • Apple iTunes 10.0
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.0
  • Apple iTunes 10.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.0.1
  • Apple iTunes 10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.1
  • Apple iTunes 10.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.1.1
  • Apple iTunes 10.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.1.2
  • Apple iTunes 10.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apple:itunes:10.6.1
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 13-06-2012 - 07:41)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Apple iTunes 10 Extended M3U Stack Buffer Overflow. CVE-2012-0677. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:19387
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2012-06-25
    published 2012-06-25
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/19387/
    title Apple iTunes 10 Extended M3U Stack Buffer Overflow
  • description Apple iTunes 10.6.1.7 M3U Playlist File Walking Heap Buffer Overflow. CVE-2012-0677. Dos exploits for multiple platform
    id EDB-ID:19098
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2012-06-13
    published 2012-06-13
    reporter LiquidWorm
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/19098/
    title Apple iTunes 10.6.1.7 M3U Playlist File Walking Heap Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
  • NASL family Peer-To-Peer File Sharing
    NASL id ITUNES_10_6_3_BANNER.NASL
    description The version of Apple iTunes on the remote Windows host is prior to version 10.6.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the WebKit component. By using a specially crafted website, an attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. Note that this vulnerability was addressed on Mac OS X systems by an update for Safari and, therefore, may not necessarily affect the remote host. (CVE-2012-0672) - Stack and heap based buffer overflow errors exist in the handling of 'm3u' playlist files. An attacker can exploit these to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0677)
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 59498
    published 2012-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59498
    title Apple iTunes < 10.6.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed check)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_ITUNES_10_6_3.NASL
    description The version of iTunes installed on the remote Mac OS X host is earlier than 10.6.3 and is, therefore, affected by stack and heap based buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The application does not properly handle 'm3u' playlist files. This error can cause the application to crash or possibly allow arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 59499
    published 2012-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59499
    title iTunes < 10.6.3 m3u Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id ITUNES_10_6_3.NASL
    description The version of Apple iTunes installed on the remote Windows host is older than 10.6.3 and is, therefore, affected by the following issues : - A memory corruption issue exists in WebKit that can allow malicious websites to crash the application and possibly to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-0672) - Stack and heap based buffer overflow errors related to the handling of 'm3u' playlist files. These errors can cause the application to crash or possibly allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0677)
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 59497
    published 2012-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59497
    title Apple iTunes < 10.6.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
oval via4
accepted 2015-06-22T04:00:15.729-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Bernd Eggenmueller
    organization baramundi software
definition_extensions
comment Apple iTunes is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12353
description Heap-based buffer overflow in Apple iTunes before 10.6.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .m3u playlist.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17016
status accepted
submitted 2013-07-30T11:32:03.685-04:00
title Heap-based buffer overflow in Apple iTunes before 10.6.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted .m3u playlist
version 7
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2012-06-11-1
saint via4
bid 53933
description iTunes m3u Playlist Overflow
id misc_itunes
osvdb 82897
title itunes_m3u_playlist_overflow
type client
Last major update 02-11-2013 - 23:21
Published 12-06-2012 - 10:55
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:34
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