Mac OS X 10.7.x < 10.7.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (BEAST)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 59066


The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes several security issues.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.7.x that is prior to 10.7.4. The newer version contains numerous security-related fixes for the following components :

- Login Window
- Bluetooth
- curl
- Kernel
- libarchive
- libsecurity
- libxml
- LoginUIFramework
- Quartz Composer
- QuickTime
- Ruby
- Security Framework
- Time Machine
- X11

Note that this update addresses the recent FileVault password vulnerability, in which user passwords are stored in plaintext to a system-wide debug log if the legacy version of FileVault is used to encrypt user directories after a system upgrade to Lion. Since the patch only limits further exposure, though, we recommend that all users on the system change their passwords if user folders were encrypted using the legacy version of FileVault prior to and after an upgrade to OS X 10.7.


Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59066

File Name: macosx_10_7_4.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: combined

Agent: macosx

Published: 5/10/2012

Updated: 5/28/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x:10.7

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/9/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/18/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1004, CVE-2011-1005, CVE-2011-1777, CVE-2011-1778, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-2895, CVE-2011-3212, CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2011-3919, CVE-2011-4566, CVE-2011-4815, CVE-2011-4885, CVE-2012-0036, CVE-2012-0642, CVE-2012-0649, CVE-2012-0652, CVE-2012-0654, CVE-2012-0655, CVE-2012-0656, CVE-2012-0657, CVE-2012-0658, CVE-2012-0659, CVE-2012-0660, CVE-2012-0661, CVE-2012-0662, CVE-2012-0675, CVE-2012-0830

BID: 46458, 46460, 47737, 48056, 49124, 49279, 49658, 49778, 50907, 51193, 51198, 51300, 51665, 51830, 52364, 53456, 53457, 53459, 53462, 53465, 53466, 53467, 53468, 53469, 53470, 53471, 53473