Security Update for .NET Core (February 2022) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157878


The Microsoft .NET core installations on the remote macOS host are missing a security update.


The Microsoft .NET core installation on the remote macOS host is version 5.0 prior to 5.0.14 or version 6.0 prior to 6.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the affected component to deny system or application services.

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


Update to .NET Core Runtime version 5.0.14 or 6.0.2

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157878

File Name: macos_ms22_feb_dotnet_core.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/10/2022

Updated: 5/6/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-21986


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_core

Required KB Items: installed_sw/.NET Core MacOS

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-21986

IAVA: 2022-A-0078-S