macOS 12.x < 12.5 (HT213345)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 164291


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 12.5 Monterey. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Exploitation of this vulnerability may lead to memory corruption issue. (CVE-2022-32787)

- Exploitation of this vulnerability may to disclose kernel memory. (CVE-2022-32793)

- Exploitation of this vulnerability may lead to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2022-32798)

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 12.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 164291

File Name: macos_HT213345.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 8/19/2022

Updated: 12/15/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-26981


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-32845

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 9/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-28544, CVE-2022-2294, CVE-2022-24070, CVE-2022-26981, CVE-2022-29046, CVE-2022-29048, CVE-2022-32785, CVE-2022-32786, CVE-2022-32787, CVE-2022-32789, CVE-2022-32792, CVE-2022-32793, CVE-2022-32796, CVE-2022-32797, CVE-2022-32798, CVE-2022-32799, CVE-2022-32800, CVE-2022-32801, CVE-2022-32805, CVE-2022-32807, CVE-2022-32810, CVE-2022-32811, CVE-2022-32812, CVE-2022-32813, CVE-2022-32814, CVE-2022-32815, CVE-2022-32816, CVE-2022-32817, CVE-2022-32818, CVE-2022-32819, CVE-2022-32820, CVE-2022-32821, CVE-2022-32823, CVE-2022-32825, CVE-2022-32826, CVE-2022-32828, CVE-2022-32829, CVE-2022-32831, CVE-2022-32832, CVE-2022-32834, CVE-2022-32837, CVE-2022-32838, CVE-2022-32839, CVE-2022-32840, CVE-2022-32841, CVE-2022-32842, CVE-2022-32843, CVE-2022-32845, CVE-2022-32847, CVE-2022-32848, CVE-2022-32849, CVE-2022-32851, CVE-2022-32852, CVE-2022-32853, CVE-2022-32857

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2022-07-20, HT213345

IAVA: 2022-A-0295-S, 2022-A-0442-S