Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 and Security Update 2022-003 for macOS 10.15 Catalina, patching 19 security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and 16 in Catalina. Both updates address multiple AppleScript- and kernel-privilege-related issues and resolve a problem with QuickTime Player that could allow a plug-in to inherit the app’s permissions and access user data. The Big Sur update also improves Siri validation to prevent a person with physical access to a device from obtaining some location information from the Lock screen. You can download these updates using Software Update on Macs running either Big Sur or Catalina. It’s worth waiting a week or two before installing to make sure these updates introduce any bugs; if you notice any problems after updating, please let us know in the comments. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)
Subscribe today so you don’t miss any TidBITS articles!
Every week you’ll get tech tips, in-depth reviews, and insightful news analysis for discerning Apple users. For over 31 years, we’ve published professional, member-supported tech journalism that makes you smarter.
Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.