macOS : macOS Server < 5.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 99128


The remote host is missing a security update for macOS Server.


The version of macOS Server (formerly known as Mac OS X Server) installed on the remote host is prior to 5.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Apache HTTP server when handling a saturation of partial HTTP requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to crash the daemon. (CVE-2007-6750)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in Action Pack in Ruby on Rails due to improper restrictions on the use of the MIME type cache when handling specially crafted HTTP accept headers. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause the cache to grow indefinitely. (CVE-2016-0751)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Wiki Server component due to improper checking of unspecified permissions. An unauthenticated, remote can exploit this to enumerate users. (CVE-2017-2382)


Upgrade to macOS Server version 5.3 or later. Note that macOS Server version 5.3 is available only for macOS 10.12.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99128

File Name: macos_server_5_3.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/31/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-2382


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:os_x_server

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, MacOSX/Server/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6750, CVE-2016-0751, CVE-2017-2382

BID: 21865, 81800, 97128

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2017-03-27-7