Safari < 4.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5232


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The version of Safari installed on the remote host is earlier than 4.0.4. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- An integer overflow exists in the handling of images with an embedded color profile, which may lead to a heap buffer overflow. (CVE-2009-2804)

- Multiple use-after-free issues exist in libxml2, the most serious of which may lead to an unexpected application termination. (CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416)

- An issue exists in Safari's handling of navigations initiated via the "Open Image in New Tab", "Open Image in New Window", or "Open Link in New Tab" shortcut menu options. Using these options within a maliciously crafted website could load a local HTML file, leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2009-2842)

- An issue exists in WebKit's implementation of Cross-Origin Resource Sharing which could lead to cross-site request forger attacks. (CVE-2009-2816)

- Multiple vulnerabilities exist in WebKit's handling of FTP directory listings. Accessing a maliciously crafted FTP server may lead to information disclosure, unexpected application termination, or execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3384)

- When WebKit encounters an HTML 5 Media Element pointing to an external resource, it does not issue a resource load callback to determine if the resource should be loaded. This may result in undesired requests to remote servers. (CVE-2009-2841)


Upgrade to Safari 4.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5232

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/11/11

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3705

Nessus ID: 42477, 42478

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416, CVE-2009-2804, CVE-2009-2816, CVE-2009-2841, CVE-2009-2842, CVE-2009-3384

BID: 36010, 36994, 36995, 36996, 36997