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Microsoft Finds macOS Bug That Lets Malware Bypass Security Checks

By BleepingComputer

December 20, 2022

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Apple has fixed a vulnerability attackers could leverage to deploy malware on vulnerable macOS devices via untrusted applications capable of bypassing Gatekeeper application execution restrictions.

Found and reported by Microsoft principal security researcher Jonathan Bar Or, the security flaw (dubbed Achilles) is now tracked as CVE-2022-42821.

Apple addressed the bug in macOS 13 (Ventura), macOS 12.6.2 (Monterey), and macOS 1.7.2 (Big Sur) one week ago, on December 13.

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