Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Updates 2016-003 / 2016-007)

high Nessus Plugin ID 95918


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


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 :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the ssl_parse_clienthello_tlsext() function within file ssl/t1_lib.c when handling oversize OCSP Status Request extensions from clients. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause memory exhaustion in a process linked with the library. (CVE-2016-6304)

- A memory corruption issue exists in Bluetooth due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code with kernel level privileges. (CVE-2016-7596)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the CoreCapture component due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A local attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2016-7604)


Install Security Update 2016-007 (OS X 10.10.5) / 2016-003 (OS X 10.11.6) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95918

File Name: macosx_SecUpd2016-007.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/16/2016

Updated: 11/13/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7596


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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: 12/13/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/22/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6304, CVE-2016-7596, CVE-2016-7604

BID: 93150, 94903

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2016-12-13-1