Security issues in macOS have been fixed with Big Sur 11.6.6
It’s been about a week since Apple rolled out macOS Monterey 12.3.1, which included significant security patches. Now, Big Sur 11.6.6 appears to close the same loopholes. Catalina Security Update 2022-004 is expected to be released today or tomorrow.
“This update is recommended for all users and it improves the security of macOS,” the release notes read. Two vulnerabilities that may have been actively exploited have been patched in Apple’s Monterey release notes, but the company has not updated its security website with details about the new release.
- Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges
- Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
- CVE-2022-22675: an anonymous researcher
Intel Graphics Driver
- Impact: An application may be able to read kernel memory
- Description: An out-of-bounds read issue may lead to the disclosure of kernel memory and was addressed with improved input validation. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
- CVE-2022-22674: an anonymous researcher
Go to System Preferences and click on the Software Update window to begin the process of updating your Mac. Click “Install Now” button.