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Apple Releases Security Updates for MacOS

4 min. read
24/01/2023
By Laura Libeer
Apple macOS version audit

⚡ TL;DR | Go Straight to the macOS version audit

Apple has released security updates for several operating systems. MacOS Monterey 12.6.3, Big Sur 11.7.3, and Ventura 13.2 all come with a slew of security fixes. MacOS Ventura 3.2 also offers a number of further improvements on top of those.

Updates for MacOS Monterey, Big Sur, and Ventura

The main focus of Apple’s latest updates is on security content. The updates contain fixes for 18 vulnerabilities in Monterey, 8 in Big Sur, and 26 in Ventura. As always, Apple only discloses details surrounding known vulnerabilities when patches or releases are available. You can find a list of all vulnerabilities addressed in the updates below, or you can head over to Apple’s own security pages to get the full details, using the link below.

MacOS Ventura 13.2

Besides the 26 security fixes, macOS Ventura also received a number of new features. The most main one would be the Security Keys for Apple ID. The need for a physical security key adds an extra layer of security to your account. The update also fixes some issues in Freeform and VoiceOver. You can find the details here on Apple’s own blog.

Run the MacOS Update Audit Report

Our security experts have issued a dedicated macOS Audit Report that gives you an overview of all devices that haven’t received the latest update. This way you have an actionable list of devices that still need to be updated.

MacOS Monterey 12.6.3, Big Sur 11.7.3, and Ventura 13.2 Security Content

CVEImpactmacOS
CVE-2023-23499An app may be able to access user-sensitive dataVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2022-42915Multiple issues in curlVentura, Monterey
CVE-2022-42916Multiple issues in curlVentura, Monterey
CVE-2022-32221Multiple issues in curlVentura, Monterey
CVE-2022-35260Multiple issues in curlVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23513Mounting a maliciously crafted Samba network share may lead to arbitrary code executionVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2023-23493An encrypted volume may be unmounted and remounted by a different user without prompting for the passwordVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23519Processing an image may lead to a denial-of-serviceVentura
CVE-2023-23507An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privilegesVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23500An app may be able to leak sensitive kernel stateVentura
CVE-2023-23502An app may be able to determine kernel memory layoutVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23504An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privilegesVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23506An app may be able to access user-sensitive dataVentura
CVE-2023-23498The quoted original message may be selected from the wrong email when forwarding an email from an Exchange accountVentura
CVE-2023-23503An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferencesVentura
CVE-2023-23497An app may be able to gain root privilegesVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2023-23510An app may be able to access a user’s Safari historyVentura
CVE-2023-23512Visiting a website may lead to an app denial-of-serviceVentura, Big Sur
CVE-2023-23505An app may be able to access information about a user’s contactsVentura, Monterey
CVE-2022-3705Multiple issues in VimVentura
CVE-2023-23511An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferencesVentura, Monterey
CVE-2023-23496Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code executionVentura
CVE-2023-23518Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code executionVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2023-23517Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code executionVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2023-23501An app may be able to disclose kernel memoryVentura
CVE-2023-23508An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferencesVentura, Big Sur, Monterey
CVE-2022-35252Multiple issues in curlBig Sur, Monterey
CVE-2022-32915An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privilegesMonterey

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