This document describes the security content of iTunes 7.4, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.
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Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later, Windows XP / Vista
Impact: Opening a maliciously crafted music file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: A buffer overflow exists in iTunes when processing album cover art. By enticing a user to open a maliciously crafted music file, an attacker may trigger the overflow which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing proper bounds checking. Credit to David Thiel of iSEC Partners for reporting this issue.