Adobe Digital Editions < 4.5.3 Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities (APSB16-45) (macOS)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95889


The remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe Digital Editions installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 4.5.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose memory address information. (CVE-2016-7888)

- An information disclose vulnerability exists due to an XML external entity (XXE) injection flaw caused by an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML external entities from an untrusted source. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted XML data, to disclose arbitrary files on the host. (CVE-2016-7889)


Upgrade to Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95889

File Name: macosx_adobe_digital_editions_apsb16-45.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2017/02/21

Dependencies: 72170

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:digital_editions

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/Adobe Digital Editions

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7888, CVE-2016-7889

BID: 94879, 94880

OSVDB: 148575, 148576