Together with the release of macOS 11.5, security updates have arrived for both macOS Catalina and Mojave. The included fixes are for bugs that could lead to malicious applications gaining root access, arbitrary code running with kernel privileges, and more. There are more than 20 security fixes for macOS Catalina and Mojave. For many users, the risk of these security issues may be low, but some are potentially serious, these are important updates to install.
Apple is still aware of the different versions that are on the market of macOS in the market. That is why it has just released security enhancements to the Mojave and Catalina operating systems. More than 20 security fixes Although it seems that they cannot affect us as average users, we do have to bear in mind that they are essential to always keep us safe from any inherence.
We just have to go to System Preferences> Software Update> About This Mac> Update software and see if updates are ready. Let's see what the fixes are, among many others that have been distributed for macOS Catalina:
- An application could execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. It has been fixed improving the input validation.
- Opening a maliciously crafted file could result in the unexpected application termination or the execution of arbitrary code. It was fixed, removing the vulnerable code.
- A local attacker could cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. Solved thanks to the fact that they have improved checks.
- A malicious application could gain privileges from root on Bluetooth. It was solved improving the administration of the state.
- A malicious application could gain access privileges root in CoreStorage. It was fixed, improving the validation.
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