Adobe Digital Editions < 4.5.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-05) (macOS)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97215


An application installed on the the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe Digital Editions installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 4.5.4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A heap buffer overflow condition exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-2973).

- Multiple buffer overflow conditions exist that allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose memory contents. (CVE-2017-2974, CVE-2017-2975, CVE-2017-2976, CVE-2017-2978, CVE-2017-2977, CVE-2017-2979, CVE-2017-2980, CVE-2017-2981)


Upgrade to Adobe Digital Editions version 4.5.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97215

File Name: macosx_adobe_digital_editions_apsb17-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/02/16

Modified: 2017/06/29

Dependencies: 72170

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2973, CVE-2017-2974, CVE-2017-2975, CVE-2017-2976, CVE-2017-2977, CVE-2017-2978, CVE-2017-2979, CVE-2017-2980, CVE-2017-2981

BID: 96192, 96195

OSVDB: 152041, 152042, 152043, 152044, 152045, 152046, 152047, 152048, 152049