Apple Software Update Insecure Transport

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application installed that that uses an
insecure connection protocol for updating.

Description :

The version of Apple Software Update installed on the remote Mac OS X
host does not use the HTTPS protocol when transferring the updates
window contents. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this
vulnerability, by modifying the data stream between the client and
server, to control the contents of the updates window.

See also :

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206091

Solution :

Upgrade to Apple Software Update version 2.2 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 90005 ()

Bugtraq ID: 84283

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1731

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