MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 & macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Updates Available

May 14, 2024 - 1 Comment

MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 and macOS Monterey 12.7.5 updates

macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 are now available as software updates for Mac users who are not running the macOS Sonoma operating system and the just released MacOS Sonoma 14.5 update.

macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 focus on security fixes and are not expected to include any significant changes, bug fixes, or new features.

How to Install macOS Ventura 13.6.7 or macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Update

Installing software updates on the Mac is simple, but you’ll need to be mindful to avoid accidentally installing Sonoma if you’re looking to avoid that:

  1. Pull down the the  Apple menu, and select “System Settings” (macOS Ventura) or “System Preferences” (macOS Monterey)
  2. Select “General” and then go to “Software Update” in System Settings (macOS Ventura), or select ‘Software Update’ within System Preferences (macOS Monterey)
  3. Click on the tiny blue “More Info…” text under the small text that says “Other updates are available”, beneath the large macOS Sonoma promotional banner
  4. How to install updates to macOS Monterey or Ventura without installing Sonoma

  5. Make sure that macOS Ventura 13.6.7 update or macOS Monterey 12.7.5 update, and Safari 17.5, are selected to install that update

To finish installing the updates, the Mac will restart itself.

MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 & macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Direct Download Links

Users can also download complete package installers for the versions of system software too:

Release Notes for MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 & MacOS Monterey 12.7.5

Release notes are very brief:

This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

If you’re not installing MacOS Sonoma for a specific reason, rather than compatibility with a Mac, you’d likely find it useful to stop the “Upgrade to MacOS Sonoma” notifications and do away with the aggressive update alerts.

Separately, Apple has also released iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, iOS 16.7.8, iPadOS 16.7.8, MacOS Sonoma 14.5, watchOS 10.5, and tvOS 17.5.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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  1. Larry Michels says:

    Hi Paul,

    I noticed that Apple not updated LibreSSL (openssl) yet again. Do you update yours? If so, what step do you use?

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