iTunes for Windows updated to version 12.12.4 with security fixes


Apple this week quietly released an update for the Windows version of its iTunes music player. However, rather than adding new features, the update focuses on fixing bugs and security breaches for those who still rely on iTunes.

According to the Apple Support webpage , iTunes 12.12.4 fixes five different commands that can be used to execute arbitrary code through the music player.

A specific vulnerability in the mobile service, which manages communication between computers and iOS devices, allowed the app to delete files from the computer without permission. Other vulnerabilities related to AppleGraphicsControl, ImageIO, and WebKit have been fixed.

Apple recommends Windows users to download the latest version of iTunes from the Microsoft Store . However, the app is still available as a separate download through the Apple website (requires Windows 8 or later). iTunes on Windows is required to access Apple Music offline and manage your iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

Of course, since iTunes on macOS was discontinued years ago, an update is not required for Mac users.

iTunes on Windows

Although Apple Music has its own app on iOS, macOS, and even Android, Windows users still rely on iTunes — which is outdated at this point and lacks some of the features available on other platforms.

Apple Music users on Windows PC can download some alternative software like Cider. However, these apps do not replace iTunes when it comes to restoring iOS devices.

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