Safari < 6.2.1 / 7.1.1 / 8.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8642


The remote host is missing a critical Safari patch update.


According to its banner, the remote Safari browser is missing a security update to Webkit. Safari is bundled with Apple WebKit. Apple WebKit is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- There is a 'use-after-free' vulnerability which can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code through crafted page objects within HTML. (CVE-2014-4459)
- There is a policy bypass flaw which can allow remote attackers to bypass the 'Same Origin Policy' via Cascading Style Sheets. (CVE-2014-4465)


Upgrade to Safari 6.2.1 / 7.1.1 / 8.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8642

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2015/03/04

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3705

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:safari

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4465, CVE-2014-4459

BID: 71144, 72334