Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2010-003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45542


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 10.6 or 10.5 that does not have Security Update 2010-003 applied.

This security update contains a fix for an issue in Apple Type Services involving its handling of embedded fonts. If an attacker can trick a user into viewing or downloading a document containing a specially crafted embedded font, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.


Install Security Update 2010-003 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45542

File Name: macosx_SecUpd2010-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2010/04/15

Modified: 2014/06/06

Dependencies: 12634

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:/o:apple:mac_os_x

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages, Host/uname

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1120

BID: 38955

OSVDB: 63472