Adobe AIR for Mac <= Android Applications Runtime Analytics MitM (APSB16-31)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93524


The remote Mac OS X host has a browser plugin installed that is affected by a man-in-the-middle vulnerability.


The version of Adobe AIR installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior or equal to version It is, therefore, affected by a man-in-the-middle (MitM) vulnerability due to the cleartext transmission of runtime analytics for AIR applications on Android. A MitM attacker can exploit this to disclose or tamper with the runtime analytics.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93524

File Name: macosx_adobe_air_apsb16-31.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/09/15

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 56960

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 4.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:air

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Adobe_AIR/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6936

BID: 92926

OSVDB: 144137