Microsoft PowerShell 7.2.x < 7.2.17 / 7.3.x < 7.3.10 / 7.4.x < 7.4.0 Information Disclosure (macOS)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186478


The Microsoft PowerShell instance installed on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft PowerShell installed on the remote macOS host is 7.2.x prior to 7.2.17, 7.3.x prior to 7.3.10 or 7.4.x prior to 7.4.0. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. According to the Microsoft Security Advisory, there exists an unspecified error case in which PowerShell Web cmdlets could disclose authentication information in the error output. An authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain data inside the targeted website like IDs, tokens, nonces, and other sensitive information.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Microsoft PowerShell version 7.2.17, 7.3.10, 7.4.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186478

File Name: macos_microsoft_powershell_CVE-2023-36013.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/30/2023

Updated: 12/4/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-36013


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:powershell, cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/PowerShell

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-36013

IAVA: 2023-A-0653