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About the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6.8

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# About the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 This document describes the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.6.8. ## About Apple security updates For our customers' protection, Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are available. Recent releases are listed on the [Apple security updates](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222>) page. Apple security documents reference vulnerabilities by [CVE-ID](<http://cve.mitre.org/about/>) when possible. For more information about security, see the [Apple Product Security](<https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201220>) page. ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) ## macOS Big Sur 11.6.8 Released July 20, 2022 **APFS** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-32832: Tommy Muir (@Muirey03) **AppleMobileFileIntegrity** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges Description: An authorization issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2022-32826: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro **AppleScript** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-32797: Mickey Jin (@patch1t), Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security, Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro **AppleScript** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2022-32853: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security CVE-2022-32851: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security **AppleScript** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted AppleScript binary may result in unexpected termination or disclosure of process memory Description: An out-of-bounds read issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. CVE-2022-32831: Ye Zhang (@co0py_Cat) of Baidu Security **Archive Utility** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An archive may be able to bypass Gatekeeper Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-32910: Ferdous Saljooki (@malwarezoo) of Jamf Software Entry added October 4, 2022 **Audio** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to disclose kernel memory Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-32825: John Aakerblom (@jaakerblom) **Audio** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2022-32820: an anonymous researcher **Calendar** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user information Description: The issue was addressed with improved handling of caches. CVE-2022-32805: Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) of Offensive Security **Calendar** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to access user-sensitive data Description: An information disclosure issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code. CVE-2022-32849: Joshua Jones **CoreText** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: A remote user may cause an unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution Description: The issue was addressed with improved bounds checks. CVE-2022-32839: STAR Labs (@starlabs_sg) **FaceTime** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to access private information Description: This issue was addressed by enabling hardened runtime. CVE-2022-32781: Wojciech Reguła (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing **File System Events** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to gain root privileges Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2022-32819: Joshua Mason of Mandiant **ICU** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. CVE-2022-32787: Dohyun Lee (@l33d0hyun) of SSD Secure Disclosure Labs & DNSLab, Korea Univ. **ImageIO** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing an image may lead to a denial-of-service Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-32785: Yiğit Can YILMAZ (@yilmazcanyigit) **Intel Graphics Driver** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-32812: Yinyi Wu (@3ndy1), ABC Research s.r.o. **Intel Graphics Driver** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory corruption vulnerability was addressed with improved locking. CVE-2022-32811: ABC Research s.r.o **Kernel** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app with root privileges may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-32815: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab CVE-2022-32813: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab **libxml2** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to leak sensitive user information Description: A memory initialization issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2022-32823 **Multi-Touch** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-32814: Pan ZhenPeng(@Peterpan0927) Entry added November 9, 2022 **Multi-Touch** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling. CVE-2022-32814: Pan ZhenPeng(@Peterpan0927) Entry added November 9, 2022 **PackageKit** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to modify protected parts of the file system Description: An issue in the handling of environment variables was addressed with improved validation. CVE-2022-32786: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) **PackageKit** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to modify protected parts of the file system Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-32800: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) **PluginKit** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to read arbitrary files Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2022-32838: Mickey Jin (@patch1t) of Trend Micro **PS Normalizer** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted Postscript file may result in unexpected app termination or disclosure of process memory Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved bounds checking. CVE-2022-32843: Kai Lu of Zscaler's ThreatLabz **Software Update** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: A user in a privileged network position can track a user’s activity Description: This issue was addressed by using HTTPS when sending information over the network. CVE-2022-32857: Jeffrey Paul (sneak.berlin) **Spindump** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to overwrite arbitrary files Description: This issue was addressed with improved file handling. CVE-2022-32807: Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab **Spotlight** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to gain elevated privileges Description: A validation issue in the handling of symlinks was addressed with improved validation of symlinks. CVE-2022-26704: Joshua Mason of Mandiant **TCC** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user information Description: An access issue was addressed with improvements to the sandbox. CVE-2022-32834: Xuxiang Yang (@another1024) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com), Yuebin Sun (@yuebinsun2020) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com), Zhipeng Huo (@R3dF09) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com) Entry updated September 16, 2022 **Vim** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: Multiple issues in Vim Description: Multiple issues were addressed by updating Vim. CVE-2022-0156 CVE-2022-0158 **Wi-Fi** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges Description: An out-of-bounds write was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2022-32860: Wang Yu of Cyberserval Entry added November 9, 2022 **Wi-Fi** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: A remote user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or corrupt kernel memory Description: This issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-32847: Wang Yu of Cyberserval **Windows Server** Available for: macOS Big Sur Impact: An app may be able to capture a user’s screen Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved checks. CVE-2022-32848: Jeremy Legendre of MacEnhance ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) ## Additional recognition **Calendar** We would like to acknowledge Joshua Jones for their assistance. Entry added November 9, 2022 ![](/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png) Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. [Contact the vendor](<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2693>) for additional information. Published Date: November 09, 2022


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
macos big sur 11.6.8

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