Apple Xcode < 7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87737


The remote Mac OS X host has an application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apple Xcode installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 7.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities exist due to a flaw in the otools component that is triggered when handling Mach-O files. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-7049, CVE-2015-7057)

- A flaw exists in the IDE SCM due to the .gitignore directive not being honored. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-7056)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to a flaw in git-remote-ext that is triggered when handling a specially crafted URL. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Apple Xcode version 7.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87737

File Name: macosx_xcode_7_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/01/05

Modified: 2016/04/28

Dependencies: 61412

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:xcode

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Apple Xcode

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7049, CVE-2015-7056, CVE-2015-7057, CVE-2015-7082

BID: 78727

OSVDB: 128629, 131383, 131384, 131385

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2015-12-08-6