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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Synopsis

The remote host is missing a macOS update that fixes an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.

Description

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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210589

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

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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