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macOS Big Sur 11.7.4

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.7.4, saying only, “This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.” However, the company provides no details apart from a comment on the Apple Security Updates page that the release “has no published CVE entries.” In other words, it’s a security update, but Apple isn’t saying what it fixes, which is somewhat out of the ordinary. It’s also unusual for Apple to update Big Sur without a similar update to macOS 12 Monterey. It’s worth installing, but if Apple isn’t going to provide details, I can’t recommend any urgency. If you notice any problems, please let us know in the comments. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and macOS 11)

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Comments About macOS Big Sur 11.7.4

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  1. “This update has no published CVE entries” so may not actually be security related beyond facilitating an update to Safari 16.3.1 (16614.

  2. Huh! I guess I don’t know what happens if Apple releases a version of macOS that has no security changes at all. I had previously thought that Apple said “no published CVE entries” when it had made security changes based on internal-only knowledge.

  3. Yes, I suspect we will eventually learn of an associated CVE when it gets fixed for some additional OSs.

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