Mac OS X < 10.9.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8645
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The remote host is missing a critical Mac OS X patch update.


The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.9.x that is prior to version 10.9.6. Mac OS X 10.9.6 contains the following security-related fixes :

- The CoreGraphics component is vulnerable to an unspecified vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8816)
- The IOBluetoothFamily component does not properly parse integer 'signedness' which can lead to a buffer overflow within the Bluetooth implementation. (CVE-2014-4497)
- The Sandbox does not properly sanitize user data which may allow a remote attacker to overwrite data. (CVE-2014-8828)


Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.9.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 8645

Published: 3/4/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 4435

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8828, CVE-2014-8816, CVE-2014-4497

BID: 72328, 72294