macOS 12.x < 12.6.9 (HT213914)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181231


The remote host is missing a macOS update that fixes a vulnerability


The remote host is running a version of macOS / Mac OS X that is 12.x prior to 12.6.9. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability:

- A buffer overflow issue was addressed with improved memory handling. This issue is fixed in macOS Ventura 13.5.2, iOS 16.6.1 and iPadOS 16.6.1. Processing a maliciously crafted image may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. (CVE-2023-41064)

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 12.6.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181231

File Name: macos_HT213914.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 9/11/2023

Updated: 9/28/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-41064


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, cpe:/o:apple:macos

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/7/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-41064

APPLE-SA: HT213914

IAVA: 2023-A-0468-S