Mac OS X Libxslt Function Type Confusion RCE (Security Update 2016-001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88048

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.9.5 or 10.10.5 that is missing Security Update 2016-001. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a type confusion flaw in the bundled libxslt component that is triggered when handling invalid values. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted website, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.


Install Security Update 2016-001 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88048

File Name: macosx_SecUpd2016-001.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/01/21

Updated: 2019/11/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-7995

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/MacOSX/packages/boms

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7995

BID: 77325

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-01-19-2