macOS 13.x < 13.3.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (HT213721)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174022


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 13.3.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. (CVE-2023-28206)

- Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. (CVE-2023-28205)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the operating system's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to macOS 13.3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174022

File Name: macos_HT213721.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 4/7/2023

Updated: 5/26/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28205


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 4/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2023

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 5/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28205, CVE-2023-28206

APPLE-SA: HT213721

IAVA: 2023-A-0177-S