Mac OS X OSX/Sabpab Trojan Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 58812
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The remote Mac OS X host appears to have been compromised.


Using the supplied credentials, Nessus has found evidence that the remote Mac OS X host has been compromised by a Trojan in the OSX/Sabpab (alternatively known as OSX/Sabpub) family of Trojans.

OSX/Sabpab is typically installed by means of a malicious Word document that exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in Word (CVE-2009-0563). Once installed, it opens a backdoor for a remote attacker to upload or download files, take screenshots, and run arbitrary commands.


Restore the system from a known set of good backups.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58812

File Name: macosx_sabpab_trojan.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 4/20/2012

Updated: 5/30/2017

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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