Apple iTunes WebKit CVE-2012-3685 code execution

apple-itunes-webkit-cve20123685 (78542) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


An error in Apple iTunes related to memory corruption in WebKit could allow an attacker to cause an application crash or execute arbitrary code on the system.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to Apple Article: HT5485 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Apple KB HT5485: About the security content of iTunes 10.7.
  • Apple KB HT5502: About the security content of Safari 6.0.1.
  • BID-55534: WebKit Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-3685: WebKit, as used in Apple iTunes before 10.7, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than other WebKit CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2012-09-12-1.
  • OSVDB ID: 85377: Apple iTunes WebKit Website Handling Unspecified Memory Corruption (2012-3685)
  • SA50577: Apple Safari for Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iTunes 10
  • Apple Safari 6.0


Sep 12, 2012

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