Apple iTunes Tutorials window man-in-the-middle

apple-itunes-cve20141242-mitm (90653) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apple iTunes is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by the use of a non-secure HTTP connection to retrieve content by the Tutorials window. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform man-in-the-middle attacks and obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Refer to Apple Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of iTunes 11.1.4.
  • BID-65088: Apple iTunes CVE-2014-1242 Non-SSL Connection Man in The Middle Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-1242: Apple iTunes before 11.1.4 uses HTTP for the iTunes Tutorials window, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof content by gaining control over the client-server data stream.

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iTunes 11.0

Reported:

Jan 22, 2014

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