Mac OS X < 10.3.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12257

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VPR Score: 8.9


The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes a security issue.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X that is older than 10.3.4. Such versions contain several flaws that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the remote system with root privileges.


Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12257

File Name: macosx_multiple_vulns.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: combined

Agent: macosx

Published: 2004/06/01

Updated: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/OS

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/05/03

Exploitable With

Metasploit (AppleFileServer LoginExt PathName Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0171, CVE-2004-0430, CVE-2004-0485, CVE-2004-0513, CVE-2004-0514, CVE-2004-0515, CVE-2004-0516, CVE-2004-0517, CVE-2004-0518

BID: 10268, 10271, 10432