Safari < 4.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 40554


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


The version of Safari installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 4.0.3. Such versions are potentially affected by several issues :

- A buffer overflow exists in the handling of EXIF metadata that ccould lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-2188)

- 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 an 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)

- A heap-based buffer overflow in CoreGraphics involving the drawing of long text strings could lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-2468)


Upgrade to Safari 4.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40554

File Name: safari_4_0_3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/08/11

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 31788

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2188, CVE-2009-2195, CVE-2009-2196, CVE-2009-2199, CVE-2009-2200, CVE-2009-2468

BID: 36022, 36023, 36024, 36025, 36026

OSVDB: 56385, 56842, 56986, 56987, 56988, 56989

CWE: 119, 189, 200