Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 4.0.3

high Nessus Plugin ID 40553


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


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote Mac OS X host is earlier than 4.0.3. As such, it is potentially affected by several issues :

- A vulnerability in WebKit's parsing of floating point numbers may allow for remote code execution.

- A vulnerability in Safari may allow a malicious website to be promoted in Safari's Top Sites. (CVE-2009-2196)

- A vulnerability in how WebKit renders a URL with look- alike characters could be used to masquerade a website.

- A vulnerability in WebKit may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2009-2200)


Upgrade to Apple Safari 4.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40553

File Name: macosx_Safari4_0_3.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 8/11/2009

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: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 8/11/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2195, CVE-2009-2196, CVE-2009-2199, CVE-2009-2200

BID: 36022, 36023, 36024, 36026

CWE: 119, 200