Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 9.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 88597


The remote host has a web browser installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 9.0.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities exist in WebKit due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker, via a specially crafted website, can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1723, CVE-2016-1724, CVE-2016-1725, CVE-2016-1726, CVE-2016-1727)

- A flaw exists in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) implementation in WebKit CSS when handling the 'a:visited button' CSS selector while evaluating the height of the containing element. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted website, to obtain sensitive browser history information. (CVE-2016-1728)


Upgrade to Apple Safari version 9.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88597

File Name: macosx_Safari9_0_3.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/5/2016

Updated: 11/20/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1727


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/19/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1723, CVE-2016-1724, CVE-2016-1725, CVE-2016-1726, CVE-2016-1727, CVE-2016-1728

BID: 81263

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-01-19-3