Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 70563
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The remote host contains a web browser that is affected by several vulnerabilities.


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 host is earlier than 6.1. It is, therefore, potentially affected by several issues :

- A bounds-checking issue exists related to handling XML files. (CVE-2013-1036)

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities exist in WebKit that could lead to unexpected program termination or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1037, CVE-2013-1038, CVE-2013-1039, CVE-2013-1040, CVE-2013-1041, CVE-2013-1042, CVE-2013-1043, CVE-2013-1044, CVE-2013-1045, CVE-2013-1046, CVE-2013-1047, CVE-2013-2842, CVE-2013-5125, CVE-2013-5126, CVE-2013-5127, CVE-2013-5128)

- An error exists related to URL handling that could lead to information disclosure. (CVE-2013-2848)

- A cross-site scripting issue exists in WebKit's handling of URLs and drag-and-drop operations. (CVE-2013-5129, CVE-2013-5131)

- Using 'Web Inspector' could negate 'Private Browsing' protections leading to information disclosure.

- An error exists related to the 'Reopen All Windows from Last Session' feature that could allow a local attacker to obtain plaintext user ID and password information from the 'LastSession.plist' file.


Upgrade to Apple Safari 6.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70563

File Name: macosx_Safari6_1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/23/2013

Updated: 11/27/2019

Dependencies: macosx_Safari31.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-2842


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/22/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5125, CVE-2013-1037, CVE-2013-1047, CVE-2013-5130, CVE-2013-5126, CVE-2013-1041, CVE-2013-1036, CVE-2013-1042, CVE-2013-1043, CVE-2013-2842, CVE-2013-2848, CVE-2013-1040, CVE-2013-5127, CVE-2013-5129, CVE-2013-1044, CVE-2013-1045, CVE-2013-5131, CVE-2013-7127, CVE-2013-1039, CVE-2013-1038, CVE-2013-1046, CVE-2013-5128

BID: 60067, 60073, 62537, 62539, 62541, 62551, 62553, 62554, 62556, 62557, 62558, 62559, 62560, 62563, 62565, 62567, 62568, 62569, 62570, 62571, 63289, 64409

CWE: 20, 79, 74, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-2