macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2019-002)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 123129
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The remote host is missing a macOS or Mac OS X security update that fixes multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host is running Mac OS X 10.12.6 and is missing a security update. It is therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities including:

- A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2019-8555)

- A malicious application may be able to determine kernel memory layout. (CVE-2019-6207, CVE-2019-8510)

- A malicious application may be able to read restricted memory.

- 802.1X
- DiskArbitration
- Feedback Assistant
- IOKit
- Kernel
- PackageKit
- Perl
- Security
- Time Machine
- Wi-Fi


Install Security Update 2019-002 or later for 10.12.x.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 123129

File Name: macos_SecUpd_10_12_6_2019-002.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/27/2019

Updated: 3/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8527


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x, cpe:/o:apple:macos

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/MacOSX/packages/boms

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2019

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mac OS X TimeMachine (tmdiagnose) Command Injection Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12015, CVE-2018-18311, CVE-2018-18313, CVE-2019-6207, CVE-2019-8508, CVE-2019-8510, CVE-2019-8513, CVE-2019-8520, CVE-2019-8521, CVE-2019-8522, CVE-2019-8526, CVE-2019-8527, CVE-2019-8530, CVE-2019-8540, CVE-2019-8555, CVE-2019-8561, CVE-2019-8564

BID: 104423, 106072, 106145

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2019-3-25-2