Apple patches 87 security holes – from iPhones and Macs to Windows – Naked Security | #macos | #macsecurity


The latest raft of non-emergency Apple security updates are out, patching a total of 87 different CVE-rated software bugs across all Apple products and plaforms.

There are 10 security bulletins for this bunch of updates, as follows:

  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-1: iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 (HT213182)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-2: watchOS 8.5 (HT213193)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-3: tvOS 15.4 (HT213186)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-4: macOS Monterey 12.3 (HT213183)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-5: macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 (HT213184)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-6: Security Update 2022-003 Catalina (HT213185)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-7: Xcode 13.3 (HT213189)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-8: Logic Pro X 10.7.3 (HT213190)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-9: GarageBand 10.4.6 (HT213191)
  • APPLE-SA-2022-03-14-10: iTunes 12.12.3 for Windows (HT213188)

The current and two previous versions of macOS (Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina) all get updates, but only the latest versions of Apple’s mobile device operating systems (iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS) are supported in this round of fixes.

Note that if you’re using macOS Catalina, you won’t see a new three-number operating system version after the update; you’ll just get Security Update 2022-003 instead.