macOS 12.x < 12.3.1 (HT213220)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159571


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


The remote host is running a version of macOS / Mac OS X that is 12.x prior to 12.3.1 Monterey. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An out-of-bounds read issue may lead to the disclosure of kernel memory and was addressed with improved input validation. (CVE-2022-22674)

- An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. (CVE-2022-22675)

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 12.3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159571

File Name: macos_HT213220.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 4/7/2022

Updated: 5/28/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22675


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x:12.0, cpe:/o:apple:macos:12.0

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 4/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22674, CVE-2022-22675

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2022-03-31-2, HT213220

IAVA: 2022-A-0129-S