Apple releases iTunes 12.12.4 for Windows with security fixes

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Apple has released a new version of iTunes for Windows with patches that mitigate several security vulnerabilities, including issues in WebKit and Mobile Device Service.

iTunes for Windows
iTunes for Windows


The iTunes 12.12.4, released on Wednesday, contains at least five fixes for security flaws in Apple's underlying software. Users can download the update from the Windows Store or Apple's website.

iTunes 12.12.4 specifically fixes issues in AppleGraphicsControl that could lead to arbitrary code execution, an issue in ImageIO that could cause unexpected application termination, and an iTunes vulnerability that could allow an attacker to elevate their privileges.

An issue with Mobile Device Service could have allowed attackers to delete files without the necessary permissions, and a WebKit flaw could allow arbitrary code execution through maliciously crafted web content. Both of those flaws have also been fixed.

Other information about the fixed vulnerabilities can be found on Apple's website.

None of the flaws appear to have been exploited in the wild, but an update is still recommended.

Read on AppleInsider

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    bloggerblogbloggerblog Posts: 2,222member
    What's iTunes?
  • Reply 2 of 9
    arthurbaarthurba Posts: 135member
    Apple happily supplying software and security updates for a 10 year old operating system (windows 8 released in 2012) but not supplying iTunes security updates for their own 10 year old operating system (snow leopard).  Clearly Apple want us to use windows NOT Mac. *shakes head at Apple stupidity*
  • Reply 3 of 9
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,300member
    IMO, it's very disappointing to see Apple not offering a proper Windows music app. I really don't get why Apple doesn't make a comparable app similar to what's available on macOS. I use iTunes on my PC and goddamn does it suck. It's sorta embarrassing to have to use such a shit app tbh. 

    Also, the lack of a dark mode just sucks. It's lacking so many features. 
    edited May 18
  • Reply 4 of 9
    XedXed Posts: 1,449member
    arthurba said:
    Apple happily supplying software and security updates for a 10 year old operating system (windows 8 released in 2012) but not supplying iTunes security updates for their own 10 year old operating system (snow leopard).  Clearly Apple want us to use windows NOT Mac. *shakes head at Apple stupidity*
    Why are you still on Snow Leopard when Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs? And if Snow Leopard is the last update to your Mac then your Mac has to be 15+ years old. You really don't think that's a little excessive to be demanding support? How many 15yo+ Macs are still being used today?
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  • Reply 5 of 9
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,795member
    What's iTunes?
    It's a music player application originally called SoundJam MP released in 1999 for Macs and subsequently acquired by Apple. In 2003 as iTunes, it was released for Windows.

    Apparently you have forgotten that early iPods shipped in both Mac and Windows versions. In fact there were Mac-targeted models with a FireWire port and Windows-targeted models with a USB port.

    Apple has since integrated iTunes functionality in Finder for a couple of years but for Windows machines, they still offer this standalone player. 

    Nothing new. The Windows version of iTunes is almost at its 20 year anniversary.

    It's worth pointing out that iTunes for Windows has enjoyed a longer continuous period of active development compared to Winamp (which stagnated around 2013). Winamp debuted in 1997.
    edited May 19 davphilboogie
  • Reply 6 of 9
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,741member
    Xed said:
    arthurba said:
    Apple happily supplying software and security updates for a 10 year old operating system (windows 8 released in 2012) but not supplying iTunes security updates for their own 10 year old operating system (snow leopard).  Clearly Apple want us to use windows NOT Mac. *shakes head at Apple stupidity*
    Why are you still on Snow Leopard when Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs? And if Snow Leopard is the last update to your Mac then your Mac has to be 15+ years old. You really don't think that's a little excessive to be demanding support? How many 15yo+ Macs are still being used today?

    Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs for FREE and does better job keep updating for way older hardware, OS than anyone in industry.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    davdav Posts: 106member
    I'm still using iTunes because the graphics card in my iMac (AMD Radeon HD6970M w/2GB GDDR5) won't support Metal.
    philboogie
  • Reply 8 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,153member
    wood1208 said:
    Xed said:
    arthurba said:
    Apple happily supplying software and security updates for a 10 year old operating system (windows 8 released in 2012) but not supplying iTunes security updates for their own 10 year old operating system (snow leopard).  Clearly Apple want us to use windows NOT Mac. *shakes head at Apple stupidity*
    Why are you still on Snow Leopard when Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs? And if Snow Leopard is the last update to your Mac then your Mac has to be 15+ years old. You really don't think that's a little excessive to be demanding support? How many 15yo+ Macs are still being used today?

    Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs for FREE and does better job keep updating for way older hardware, OS than anyone in industry.
    Easy to say, highly dubious under analysis.  Mobile you may have a case, desktop much less so.

  • Reply 9 of 9
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,300member
    crowley said:
    wood1208 said:
    Xed said:
    arthurba said:
    Apple happily supplying software and security updates for a 10 year old operating system (windows 8 released in 2012) but not supplying iTunes security updates for their own 10 year old operating system (snow leopard).  Clearly Apple want us to use windows NOT Mac. *shakes head at Apple stupidity*
    Why are you still on Snow Leopard when Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs? And if Snow Leopard is the last update to your Mac then your Mac has to be 15+ years old. You really don't think that's a little excessive to be demanding support? How many 15yo+ Macs are still being used today?

    Apple offers yearly updates for their Macs for FREE and does better job keep updating for way older hardware, OS than anyone in industry.
    Easy to say, highly dubious under analysis.  Mobile you may have a case, desktop much less so.

    Because supporting computers from 6yrs ago with the latest and greatest version of macOS just isn't enough. Plz...
    Xed
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