Safari < 3.1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 33226


The remote host contains a web browser that is affected by several issues.


The version of Safari installed on the remote host reportedly is affected by several issues :

- An out-of-bounds memory read while handling BMP and GIF images may lead to information disclosure (CVE-2008-1573).

- Safari will automatically launch executable files downloaded from a site if that site is in an IE7 zone with 'Launching applications and unsafe files' set to 'Enable' or an IE6 'Local intranet ' / ' Trusted sites' zone (CVE-2008-2306).

- There is a memory corruption issue in WebKit's handling of JavaScript arrays that could be leveraged to crash the application or execute arbitrary code if visiting a malicious site (CVE-2008-2307).

- When handling an object with an unrecognized content type, Safari does not prompt the user before downloading the object (aka, the 'carpet-bombing' issue). If the download location is the Windows Desktop (the default), this could lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-2540).


Upgrade to Safari 3.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33226

File Name: safari_3_1_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/06/20

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 31788

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

Required KB Items: SMB/Safari/FileVersion

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1573, CVE-2008-2306, CVE-2008-2307, CVE-2008-2540

BID: 29445, 29513, 29835, 29836

OSVDB: 45707, 45892, 46501, 46502, 53623

Secunia: 30775

CWE: 119, 264, 399