macOS 14.x < 14.1.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (HT214032)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186626


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 14.x prior to 14.1.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation. (CVE-2023-42916)

- A memory corruption vulnerability was addressed with improved locking. (CVE-2023-42917)

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 14.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186626

File Name: macos_HT214032.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/6/2023

Updated: 6/14/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-42917


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:macos:14.0, cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x:14.0

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/30/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 12/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-42916, CVE-2023-42917

APPLE-SA: HT214032

IAVA: 2023-A-0663-S