iTunes 9.2 Is Out with iOS 4 Support and Fixes for 40 Security Holes
Article by George Norman
On 17 Jun 2010
Cupertino-based software developer Apple has announced that its proprietary digital media player application has reached another milestone in its development process. To be more precise, Apple announced the launch of iTunes version 9.2. The new version, as explained by Apple, comes with several new features and improvements.

The biggest new improvement is that iTunes comes with support of iOS 4 – this is the new name of the iPhone OS version 4, the operating system that will power the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 officially goes on sale on June 24. The iPhone OS 4.0, excuse me, iOS 4 will be released on the 21st of June.

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Here are the iTunes 9.2 highlights Apple pointed out:
  • - Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • - Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • - Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • - Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • - Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • - Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

From a security point of view, iTunes 9.2 plugs a grand total of 40 security holes. The security problems plague ColorSync, ImageIO and WebKit. Here’s a closer look:

ColorSync - CVE-2009-1726
Affected platforms: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later
Description: A heap buffer overflow exists in the handling of images with an embedded ColorSync profile. Opening a maliciously crafted image with an embedded ColorSync profile may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved validation of ColorSync profiles.
Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted image with an embedded ColorSync profile may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Credit: Chris Evans of the Google Security Team, and Andrzej Dyjak.


ImageIO - CVE-2010-1411
Affected platforms: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later.
Description: Multiple integer overflows in the handling of TIFF files may result in a heap buffer overflow. Opening a maliciously crafted TIFF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. The issues are addressed through improved bounds checking.
Impact: Opening a maliciously crafted TIFF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
Credit: Kevin Finisterre of digitalmunition.com.

WebKit - CVE-2010-0544, CVE-2010-1119, CVE-2010-1387, CVE-2010-1390, CVE-2010-1392, CVE-2010-1393, CVE-2010-1395, CVE-2010-1396, CVE-2010-1397, CVE-2010-1398, CVE-2010-1399, CVE-2010-1400, CVE-2010-1401, CVE-2010-1402, CVE-2010-1403, CVE-2010-1404, CVE-2010-1405, CVE-2010-1408, CVE-2010-1409, CVE-2010-1410, CVE-2010-1412, CVE-2010-1414, CVE-2010-1415, CVE-2010-1416, CVE-2010-1417, CVE-2010-1418, CVE-2010-1419, CVE-2010-1421, CVE-2010-1422, CVE-2010-1749, CVE-2010-1758, CVE-2010-1759, CVE-2010-1761, CVE-2010-1763, CVE-2010-1769, CVE-2010-1770, CVE-2010-1771, CVE-2010-1774.
Affected platforms: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later.
Description: WebKit is updated to the version included in Safari 5.0 and Safari 4.1 to address several vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution.
Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in WebKit.

If you would like to get iTunes 9.2, you can download it straight from Apple
here.



Tags: iTunes, Apple, iOS 4, iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone 4
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