Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 9.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91221

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Apple Safari installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 9.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to a failure to completely delete a user's browser history when using the 'Clear History and Website Data' action.
An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-1849)

- Multiple memory corruption issues 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. (CVE-2016-1854, CVE-2016-1855, CVE-2016-1856, CVE-2016-1857, CVE-2016-1859)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in WebKit due to insufficient taint tracking. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted SVG image, to disclose information from another website.
(CVE-2016-1858)

Solution

Upgrade to Apple Safari version 9.1.1 or later.

See Also

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206565

http://www.nessus.org/u?760f9fc8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91221

File Name: macosx_Safari9_1_1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/05/18

Updated: 2019/11/19

Dependencies: 31604

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1859

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1849, CVE-2016-1854, CVE-2016-1855, CVE-2016-1856, CVE-2016-1857, CVE-2016-1858, CVE-2016-1859

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-05-16-5