Mac OS X : OS X Server < 2.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 64476
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The remote host is missing an update for OS X Server that fixes two security issues.


The remote Mac OS X 10.8 host has a version of OS X Server installed that is prior to 2.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A type casting issue exists in Ruby on Rails due to improper handling of XML parameters. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code through either the Profile Manager or Wiki Server components.

- A type casting issue exists in Ruby on Rails due to improper handling of JSON data. A remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code through the Wiki Server component. (CVE-2013-0333)


Upgrade to Mac OS X Server v2.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64476

File Name: macosx_server_2_2_1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/5/2013

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_server_services.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/4/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ruby on Rails JSON Processor YAML Deserialization Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0156, CVE-2013-0333

BID: 57187, 57575

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2013-02-04-1