Apple has started rolling out macOS Ventura 13.3.1 to the public with important bug fixes and security updates. This update comes a week and four days after the release of macOS Ventura 13.3 which brought new emojis, option to Dim Flashing Lights, and more. Apple keeps refining the software experience with every macOS Ventura 13.x.x update whilst also fixing security issues.
According to Apple, macOS Ventura 13.3 includes fixes to the following bugs:
- Pushing hands emoji does not show skin tone variations
- Auto Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch may not work
In addition to the above, Apple also fixed two security vulnerabilities in this update:
IOSurfaceAccelerator Vulnerability: This vulnerability has the potential to allow an app to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple has improved input validation to address an out-of-bounds write issue that was causing this vulnerability.
WebKit Vulnerability: This vulnerability has the potential to process maliciously crafted web content, which may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple has improved memory management to address a use after free issue that was causing this vulnerability.
Both these vulnerabilities were discovered and reported by Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group and Donncha Ó Cearbhaill of Amnesty International’s Security Lab.
It is highly recommended to update your Mac to the latest software for the best experience and the best security.
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