Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 3.2

high Nessus Plugin ID 34773


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


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote Mac OS X host is earlier than 3.2. As such, it is potentially affected by several issues :

- A signedness issue in Safari's handling of JavaScript array indices could lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2303)

- A memory corruption issue in WebCore's handling of style sheet elements could lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2317)

- Disabling autocomplete on a form field may not prevent the data in the field from being stored in the browser page cache. (CVE-2008-3644)

- WebKit's plug-in interface does not block plug-ins from launching local URLs, which could allow a remote attacker to launch local files in Safari and lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4216)


Upgrade to Apple Safari 3.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34773

File Name: macosx_Safari3_2.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/14/2008

Updated: 7/14/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2008

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2303, CVE-2008-2317, CVE-2008-3644, CVE-2008-4216

BID: 32291

CWE: 189, 200, 399