About the security content of iTunes 6 for Windows
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iTunes 6 for Windows
Available for: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000
Impact: iTunes 5 for Windows may launch the wrong helper program
Description: Due to the way iTunes 5 for Windows launches its helper application, multiple system paths are searched to determine which program to run. This may allow a malicious user on the local system to create an environment where an alternate program will be executed by iTunes. This has already been addressed in the iTunes 6 release for Windows (2005-10-12), available from: (http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/) .
This advisory is being released at this time (2005-11-15) to coordinate with other vendors whose products were also affected by the vulnerability in the helper application launch mechanism. Credit to iDEFENSE for reporting this issue to us.