Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Updates 2016-001 / 2016-005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93317

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update that fixes multiple security vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.10.5 or 10.11.6 that is missing a security update. It is therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the Kernel component :

- An unspecified flaw exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to run a specially crafted application, to disclose kernel memory contents.
(CVE-2016-4655)

- An unspecified flaw exists due to improper validation of certain input. An attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to run a specially crafted application, to execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges. (CVE-2016-4656)

Solution

Install Security Update 2016-005 (OS X 10.10.5) / 2016-001 (OS X 10.11.6) or later.

See Also

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207130

http://www.nessus.org/u?faffe2b4

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93317

File Name: macosx_SecUpd2016-005.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/09/02

Updated: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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:F/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (WebKit not_number defineProperties UAF)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4655, CVE-2016-4656

BID: 92651, 92652

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-09-01-2