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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105689

File Name: macosx_Safari11_0_2_patch_2018_01_08.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 1/9/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5753


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

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: 1/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2018

Exploitable With


Reference Information

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

BID: 102371, 102376

IAVA: 2018-A-0020