Apple Xcode < 8.0 otool RCE (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93526


An IDE application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The version of Apple Xcode installed on the remote Mac OS X host is prior to 8.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple memory corruption issues in the otool command line utility due to improper validation of input. A local attacker can exploit these to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Apple Xcode version 8.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93526

File Name: macosx_xcode_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/09/15

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 61412

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/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:xcode

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Apple Xcode

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-2016-4704, CVE-2016-4705

BID: 92931

OSVDB: 144211, 144212

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-09-13-2