macOS 13.x < 13.0.1 (HT213504)

high Nessus Plugin ID 167249


The remote host is missing a macOS update that fixes multiple vulnerabilities


The remote host is running a version of macOS / Mac OS X that is 13.x prior to 13.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote user can cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution due to an integer overflow. This addressed through improved input validation. (CVE-2022-40303)

- A remote user can cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue was addressed with improved checks. (CVE-2022-40304)

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 13.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 167249

File Name: macos_HT213504.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/10/2022

Updated: 3/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40304


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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: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: 11/9/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40303, CVE-2022-40304

APPLE-SA: HT213504

IAVA: 2022-A-0442-S, 2022-A-0494-S