Safari 15.6.1 for MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina Released
Apple has released Safari 15.6.1 with an important security fix for Macs running macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina.
The Safari update includes the same security fixes that are available in macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update for Mac users running Monterey, and iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPhone and iPad. The latest macOS Ventura beta also apparently includes the same security fix.
The security update is recommended for all Mac users running macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina.
How to Get Safari 15.6.1 on MacOS Big Sur & Catalina
- Quit out of Safari
- From the Apple menu go to “System Preferences”
- Choose “Software Update”
- Choose to download and install Safari 15.6.1
Safari 15.6.1 is only available for MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina. Mac users running MacOS Monterey will find macOS 12.5.1 available to download instead.
Mac users running earlier versions of MacOS system software won’t have a Safari update available, but can instead find protection by using a different web browser entirely, whether it’s Chrome, or Brave.
A description of the flaw on the Apple website is as follows https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213414:
Released August 18, 2022
Available for: macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking.
WebKit Bugzilla: 243557
CVE-2022-32893: an anonymous researcher