macOS 13.4.1a Security Response Update Fixes, Issues, Notes

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Posted in News by Tyrone on July 10, 2023

macOS 13.4.1a Security Response update

macOS 13.4.1a Security Response has been released for all Macs running Ventura 13.4.1! It’s a tiny update, 2.7 MB, that brings security improvements without the need of a complete software update!

macOS Security Response 13.4.1 a

To install this rapid security update on your Mac proceed as follows:
macOS 13.4.1a security response download

  • 1. Open System Settings and go for General -> Software Update.
  • 2. macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (a) should show up.
  • 3. Tap Apply Now.
  • 4. Enter device password and be patient until the security fix is requested, downloaded and prepared.
  • Tip: you can switch between manual / automatic Security Response Updates in System Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Automatic updates and toggle the Install Security Responses and system files option On or Off!

macOS 13.4.1a Security Fix

macos ventura 13.4.1a security content
Similar to iOS 16.5.1a, there is a single WebKit fix included in this security update that patches the following vulnerability:
“Processing web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”

The issue has been fixed by adding ‘improved checks’!

More: details are available in the security content document of the macOS 13.4.1a update!

macOS 13.4.1a Issues

Problems encounter after or while applying this update are tracked here:

Have you installed macOS 13.4.1a on Mac? Do you encounter any problems or have any questions? Use the comments section!

Related: Frequently asked questions about macOS Security Response updates are available here.

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