Mac OS X : OS X Server < 2.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 62801


The remote host is missing an update for OS X Server that fixes several security issues.


The remote Mac OS X 10.8 host has a version of OS X Server installed that is prior to 2.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- When the xml2 contrib module is enabled in PostgreSQL, an unprivileged database user can read or write arbitrary files, subject to the privileges under which the PostgreSQL server runs, when processing specially- crafted XSLT documents. (CVE-2012-3488)

- An unprivileged database user can read arbitrary files, subject to the privileges under which the PostgreSQL server runs, because 'xml_parse()' attempts to fetch external files or URLs as needed to resolve DTD and entity references in an XML value. (CVE-2012-3489)

- A malicious XMPP server can spoof domains via a Verify Response or an Authorization Response because the Jabber server processes unsolicited XMPP Server Dialback responses. (CVE-2012-3525)


Upgrade to Mac OS X Server version 2.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62801

File Name: macosx_server_2_1_1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/2/2012

Updated: 7/14/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:mac_os_x_server

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489, CVE-2012-3525

BID: 55072, 55074, 55167

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2012-09-24-4