Mac OS X Fraudulent DigiNotar Digital Certificates (Security Update 2011-005)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56141


The remote Mac OS X host contains support for an untrusted certificate authority.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 that does not have Security Update 2011-005 applied. Due to the issuance of several fraudulent SSL certificates, this security update removes DigiNotar from the list of trusted root certificates as well as the list of Extended Validation (EV) certificate authorities. It also configures default system trust settings so that DigiNotar's certificates, including those issued by other authorities, are not trusted.


Install Security Update 2011-005 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56141

File Name: macosx_SecUpd2011-005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2011/09/09

Modified: 2012/05/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/29