macOS 10.15.x < Catalina Security Update 2021-006 (HT212825)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153709


The remote host is missing a macOS or Mac OS X security update or supplemental update that fixes a vulnerability


The remote host is running a version of macOS / Mac OS X that is prior to Catalina Security Update 2021-006.
It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability :

- A type confusion issue due to improper state handling allows a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2021-30869)

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 Catalina Security Update 2021-006 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153709

File Name: macos_HT212825.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/27/2021

Updated: 1/18/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-30869


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/23/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/23/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 11/17/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-30869

APPLE-SA: HT212825, APPLE-SA-2021-09-23-2