Mac OS X 10.8 < 10.8.5 Supplemental Update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70301


The remote host is missing a Mac OS X security update that fixes a local security bypass vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.8 that is missing the OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update. This update fixes a logic issue in verification of authentication credentials by Directory Services, which could otherwise allow a local attacker to bypass password validation.


Install the OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70301

File Name: macosx_10_8_5_su1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/4/2013

Updated: 11/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/3/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5163

BID: 62812

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2013-10-03-1