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About the security content of iTunes 12.7

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iTunes 12.7

Released September 12, 2017

Data Sync

Available for: OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and later

Impact: An application may be able to access iOS backups performed through iTunes

Description: An access control issue was addressed by restricting access to iOS backups to iTunes.

CVE-2017-7079: Pi Delta

Entry added September 25, 2017

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About the security content of iTunes 12.7 for Windows

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iTunes 12.7 for Windows

Released September 12, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Windows 7 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2017-7081: Apple

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Windows 7 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

CVE-2017-7087: Apple

CVE-2017-7091: Wei Yuan of Baidu Security Lab working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7092: Samuel Gro and Niklas Baumstark working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Qixun Zhao (@S0rryMybad) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team

CVE-2017-7093: Samuel Gro and Niklas Baumstark working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7094: Tim Michaud (@TimGMichaud) of Leviathan Security Group

CVE-2017-7095: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7096: Wei Yuan of Baidu Security Lab

CVE-2017-7098: Felipe Freitas of Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica

CVE-2017-7099: Apple

CVE-2017-7100: Masato Kinugawa and Mario Heiderich of Cure53

CVE-2017-7102: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2017-7104: likemeng of Baidu Secutity Lab

CVE-2017-7107: Wang Junjie, Wei Lei, and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2017-7111: likemeng of Baidu Security Lab (xlab.baidu.com) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2017-7117: lokihardt of Google Project Zero

CVE-2017-7120: chenqin (陈钦) of Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Windows 7 and later

Impact: Cookies belonging to one origin may be sent to another origin

Description: A permissions issue existed in the handling of web browser cookies. This issue was addressed by no longer returning cookies for custom URL schemes.

CVE-2017-7090: Apple

Entry added September 25, 2017

WebKit

Available for: Windows 7 and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to a cross site scripting attack

Description: Application Cache policy may be unexpectedly applied.

CVE-2017-7109: avlidienbrunn

Entry added September 25, 2017

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Find and manage your iTunes backups

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Find iTunes backups on your Mac or PC

iTunes saves backups to your user folder. The location of this folder varies depending on your operating system, and the location can't be changed. 

If you want to have extra copies of your iTunes backups, you can copy the backup folders to another location, external drive, or network storage location.

Mac:

Find device backups in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

To locate a specific backup:

  1. Go to iTunes > Preferences.
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Control-click the backup you want and select Show in Finder.

Windows Vista and newer:

Find device backups in \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

To quickly access the Application Data folder:

  1. In Windows Vista or Windows 7: Click Start.
    In Windows 8: Click the magnifying class in the upper-right corner.
  2. In the search bar, type:
    %appdata%
  3. Press Return.
  4. Double-click these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup. 

Windows XP:

Find a list of your iTunes backups under \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

To quickly access the Application Data folder:

  1. Click Start, then choose Run.
  2. In the search bar, type:
    %appdata%
  3. Click OK. Then double-click these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup.

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If you see an exclamation point next to content in iTunes

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Check your iTunes media folder

Mac

  1. Open Finder.
  2. From the Side Bar, click your Home folder (the folder named after your user account).
  3. Go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Media.
    If the iTunes Media folder is empty, go to Music > iTunes > iTunes Music.
  4. Open the corresponding folder for the file type you're looking for. The contents of the folder will be listed in alphabetical order. Depending on the folder, the files will be sorted by artist, author, or title.

For Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

  1. Windows 8: Choose File Explorer from the windows taskbar.
    Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Choose Windows Explorer from the Start Menu.
  2. From the left-hand column, under Favorite Links, click Music.
  3. In the main window to the right, double-click iTunes.
  4. Double-click iTunes Media.
    If the iTunes Media folder is empty, double-click the iTunes Music folder.
  5. Double-click the corresponding folder for the file type you're looking for. The contents of the folder will be listed in alphabetical order. Depending on the folder, the files will be sorted by artist, author, or title.

For Windows XP

  1. Open Windows Explorer from the Start Menu.
  2. From the left-hand column, double-click My Music.
  3. In the main window to the right, double-click iTunes.
  4. Double-click iTunes Media.
    If the iTunes Media folder is empty, double-click the iTunes Music folder.
  5. Double-click the corresponding folder for the file type you're looking for. The contents of the folder will be listed in alphabetical order. Depending on the folder, the files will be sorted by artist, author, or title.

If you find any of your missing items, add them to your iTunes library by dragging them into your iTunes library window.

If you can't find your lost media in your iTunes Media folder, check your iTunes preferences to see if your media is in another location.

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About encrypted backups in iTunes

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The Encrypt Backup feature in iTunes locks and encodes your data. An encrypted iTunes backup includes certain information that other backups don't:

  • Your saved passwords
  • Wi-Fi settings
  • Website history
  • Health data

iTunes doesn't encrypt your backups by default. To encrypt a backup in iTunes for the first time, you'll need to turn on the password-protected Encrypt Backup option. After you turn on Encrypt Backup, iTunes automatically makes encrypted backups for that device from then on.
 

There is no way to recover your information or turn off Encrypt Backup if you lose or forget the password.


You can also make a backup in iCloud, which automatically encrypts your information every time.

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Sharing purchased content with Family Sharing

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Download content from family members

After you join a family, you can view and download items from each family member’s purchase history, and enjoy them on your own devices. You can download music, movies, TV shows, and books to up to 10 of your devices, five of which can be computers. You can download apps to any devices that you own or control.

Use these steps to view and download your family member's content.

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8

  1. Open the store app that you want to download content from, and go to the purchased page:
    • App Store: Tap Updates > Purchased.
    • iTunes Store: Tap More > Purchased.
    • iBooks: Tap Purchased.
  2. Tap the family member's name to see their content. Learn what to do if you don’t see any content or can’t tap your family member.
  3. To download an item, tap the cloud   icon next to it.

Mac with OS X Yosemite

  1. Open the iTunes, iBooks, or Mac App Store and go to the Purchased page.
  2. Select a family member's name to view their content.
  3. Download or play the items that you want.

Apple TV with software 7.0 or later

On your Apple TV, select Movies > Purchased > Family Sharing, then select your family member to see their content. You can access shared movies and TV shows on Apple TV, but not music.

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