Apple Remote Desktop < 3.5.3 / 3.6.1 Information Disclosure (Mac OS X)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61621


The Mac OS X host has a remote management tool that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


According to its version, the Admin component in the Apple Remote Desktop install on the remote host reportedly fails to encrypt data and does not issue a warning when connecting to a third-party VNC server with 'Encrypt all network data' set. This could lead to information disclosure.


Upgrade to Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3 / 3.6.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61621

File Name: macosx_remote_desktop_3_6_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2012/08/22

Modified: 2012/09/18

Dependencies: 61620

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:apple_remote_desktop

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Remote_Desktop_Admin/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0681

BID: 55100

OSVDB: 84848