macOS : Apple Safari < 10.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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A web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 10.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists in the history menu functionality. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition.

- Multiple memory corruption issues exist in the WebKit component due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these issues, by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-2496, CVE-2017-2505, CVE-2017-2506, CVE-2017-2514, CVE-2017-2515, CVE-2017-2521, CVE-2017-2525, CVE-2017-2526, CVE-2017-2530, CVE-2017-2531, CVE-2017-2538, CVE-2017-2539, CVE-2017-2544, CVE-2017-2547, CVE-2017-6980, CVE-2017-6984)

- A memory corruption issue exists in the WebKit Web Inspector component that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

- An address bar spoofing vulnerability exists due to improper state management. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to spoof the address in the address bar. (CVE-2017-2500, CVE-2017-2511)

- Multiple universal cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist in WebKit due to improper handling of WebKit Editor commands, container nodes, pageshow events, frame loading, and cached frames. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted web page, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2017-2504, CVE-2017-2508, CVE-2017-2510, CVE-2017-2528, CVE-2017-2549)

- Multiple unspecified flaws exist in WebKit that allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code by using specially crafted web content. (CVE-2017-2536)


Upgrade to Apple Safari version 10.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100355

File Name: macosx_Safari10_1_1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 5/23/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: macosx_Safari31.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6984


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, MacOSX/Safari/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2499, CVE-2017-2504, CVE-2017-2505, CVE-2017-2515, CVE-2017-2521, CVE-2017-2525, CVE-2017-2530, CVE-2017-2531, CVE-2017-2536, CVE-2017-2549, CVE-2017-6980, CVE-2017-6984, CVE-2017-2496, CVE-2017-2510, CVE-2017-2539, CVE-2017-2538, CVE-2017-2495, CVE-2017-2500, CVE-2017-2506, CVE-2017-2508, CVE-2017-2511, CVE-2017-2514, CVE-2017-2526, CVE-2017-2528, CVE-2017-2544, CVE-2017-2547

BID: 98454, 98455, 98456, 98473, 98470, 98474

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2017-05-15-7