macOS 10.14.x < 10.14.6 SU2 / 10.13.x < 10.13.6 Update 2019-005 / 10.12.x < 10.12.6 Update 2019-005 Out-of-Bounds Read Vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 129467
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The remote host is missing a macOS update that fixes an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of macOS / Mac OS X that is 10.14.x prior to 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2, 10.13.x prior to 10.13.6 Security Update 2019-005, or 10.12.x prior to 10.12.6 Security Update 2019-005. It is, therefore, affected by an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an application crash, or potentially achieve arbitrary code execution.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the operating system's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to macOS 10.14.x < 10.14.6 SU2 / 10.13.x < 10.13.6 Update 2019-005 / 10.12.x < 10.12.6 Update 2019-005 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 129467

File Name: macos_HT210589.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/30/2019

Updated: 1/7/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, os_fingerprint.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8641


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/26/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8641

BID: 109332

APPLE-SA: HT210589, APPLE-SA-2019-9-26-2