The vulnerability allowed hackers to access every aspect of your Mac

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2022

The Apple company just released a new update for the Mac and MacBook laptops that includes two important security fixes.

There is a vulnerability in macOS Monterey, and you will need to use the latest version of macOS Monterey to keep your Mac safe from active exploits.

A computer security term known as an active exploit is a technical term that means that the security flaw has already been discovered by hackers and exploited by them.

As Apple withheld the full details of the vulnerabilities to give people a chance to download the update, it did share a few details about the problems they are facing.

The Monterey 12.5 version of macOS contains a security flaw in its kernel, the core of the operating system, which can be exploited to allow arbitrary code to be executed by an application with kernel privileges. 

As a result, an application could able to gain complete access to every aspect of your Mac. The vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2022-32894 and has been fixed.

A second vulnerability resides in WebKit, which displays websites on Macs. This means Safari and other applications that use web content have the CVE-2022-32893 vulnerability. 

Several details are also reserved about this active exploit or zero-day security flaw that is currently active. It is important to note that maliciously crafted web content could lead to the execution of code.

The best thing you can do for your Mac is to update it as soon as possible. Until then, use caution when browsing the web and downloading apps. Install macOS 12.5 first and then explore apps and websites you know and trust.

The need for frequent security updates isn't fun, but it's necessary to keep your Mac and your data secure. The Software Update pane in System Preferences should show a red notification dot if you need to update.

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