Safari < 3.1.1 PCRE Nested Repetition Count Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4472


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of Apple Safari that is less than 3.1.1.

This version of Safari is vulnerable to a remote exploit. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to entice a user to browse to a malicious URI and further entice the user to download a file. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitary code. In addition, this version of Safari is running a version of AppleWebKit that is less than 525.18. There are a number of flaws associated with that version of AppleWebKit as well.


Upgrade to version 3.1.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4472

File Name: 4472.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2008/04/17

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 3705

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1026, CVE-2008-1025, CVE-2008-1024

BID: 28814, 28815, 28813