Shared music abuse bug hits iTunes

by admin October 17, 2005 at 12:04 pm

You CAN stop the music

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s popular iTunes application which might be exploited to interfere with shared music downloads.

The glitch in iTunes 6.x – involving a failure to authenticate the source of shared music lists received via multicast – is currently unpatched. So it’s just as well that it’s described by the man who discovered the flaw, Seth Fogie of Airscanner, as annoying rather than potentially devastating.

iTunes Shared Music allows users to create playlists for songs on their PC and to share them across a network, a function that only works if copy protection restrictions are absent.

Full story: The Register