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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2005.0021 -- APPLE-SA-2005-01-11
12 January 2005
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Mac OS X
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0043
Original Bulletin: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798
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APPLE-SA-2005-01-11 iTunes 4.7.1
iTunes 4.7.1 is now available and delivers the following security
Impact: Malicious playlists can cause iTunes to crash and could
execute arbitrary code
Description: iTunes supports several common playlist formats.
iTunes 4.7.1 fixes a buffer overflow in the parsing of m3u and pls
playlist files that could allow earlier versions of iTunes to crash
and execute arbitrary code. Credit to Sean de Regge
(seanderegge[at]hotmail.com) for discovering this issue, and to
iDEFENSE Labs for reporting it to us.
Available for: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows
iTunes 4.7.1 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in System
Preferences, or Apple's iTunes download site:
The download file is named: "iTunes4.7.1.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 2ae8c815f18756c24dfbc1ac7d837b75b828b92a
Information will also be posted to the Apple Product Security
This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
and details are available at:
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