Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, and Security Update 2021-001 Mojave to address multiple vulnerabilities, including three zero-days.
Following on the heals of last week’s Apple updates for iOS and other products, Apple fixed multiple vulnerabilities in the latest macOS security updates.
Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave on February 1 that addresses a whopping 66 vulnerabilities.
Apple warned three of those vulnerabilities have been exploited in the wild.
One of those is a Kernel vulnerability CVE-2021-1782 that could allow a malicious application to elevate privileges. The issue affects macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, macOS Catalina 10.15.7, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Two other exploited WebKit vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-1870 and CVE-2021-1871) could allow a remote attacker to cause arbitrary code execution. These issues impact macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.
Other Apple updates
Last week, Apple also released security updates to fix vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4, watchOS 7.3, Xcode 12.4, iCloud for Windows 12.0 and tvOS 14.4.
As part of those updates, the tech giant also addressed the same previously mentioned zero-day vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild against iOS and other Apple products.
- Apple releases iOS 14.4 with fixes for 3 zero-days exploited in wild (and other security updates)
- Apple December security updates for iOS 14.3, macOS Big Sur 11.1 and other products
- Apple releases iOS 14.0 with new privacy features and security updates for multiple products
- Microsoft January 2021 Security Updates (to include zero-day RCE patch)