2021-30779 | Apple iTunes ImageIO Remote Code Execution (HT212609)

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6.0 $5k-$25k 0.04

A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Apple iTunes up to 12.11.3 on Windows (Multimedia Player Software). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component ImageIO. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 08/09/2021 by Jzhu and Ye Zhang as HT212609 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at support.apple.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2021-30779 since 04/13/2021. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn’t require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/21/2021). The advisory points out:

Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Upgrading to version 12.11.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

This issue was addressed with improved checks.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Interest: 🔍
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Active APT Groups: 🔍Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: iTunes 12.11.4

04/13/2021 CVE assigned
08/09/2021 +118 days Advisory disclosed
08/09/2021 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
08/18/2021 +9 days VulDB entry created
08/21/2021 +3 days VulDB last updateVendor: https://www.apple.com/

Advisory: HT212609
Researcher: Jzhu/Ye Zhang
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-30779 (🔒)

Created: 08/18/2021 15:40
Updated: 08/21/2021 08:59
Changes: (1) source_cve_assigned
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