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Security Alert: Urgent MacOS Big Sur patch - Apply Now

Date:
2021-04-27 09:29:00
Status:
Open
Brief Description:
Apple has just released a critical update to the new Big Sur OS. This release, 11.3, addresses a security vulnerability in previous versions that allows malware to bypass Apple's built-in security checks. Please apply this patch as soon as possible.
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Desktop Support
Full Description:
Apple has just released a critical update to the recently released Big Sur OS. The new release, 11.3, addresses a security vulnerability in previous versions that allows malware to bypass Apple's built-in security checks.

This vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild so patching immediately should be a priority. Mashable provides a good overview here: https://mashable.com/article/apple-macos-113-patches-security-flaw-vulnerability/ including links to a complete writeup by the team who discovered it. Updates can be applied via Apple system preferences.
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