macOS : Apple Safari <= 11.0.2 (11604. / 12604. / 13604. Information Disclosure (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105689


A web browser installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 11.0.2, or is 11.0.2 and missing the January 8th patch.
It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability that exists within microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction, which may allow an attacker with local user access to disclose information via a side-channel analysis.


Upgrade to Apple Safari version 11.0.2 and apply the vendor patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105689

File Name: macosx_Safari11_0_2_patch_2018_01_08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2018/01/09

Modified: 2018/01/22

Dependencies: 31604

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753

BID: 102371, 102376

OSVDB: 171888, 171897

IAVA: 2018-A-0020