About the security content of macOS Ventura 13.2.1

This document describes the security content of macOS Ventura 13.2.1.

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macOS Ventura 13.2.1

Released February 13, 2023


Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.

CVE-2023-23514: Xinru Chi of Pangu Lab, Ned Williamson of Google Project Zero


Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted certificate may lead to a denial-of-service

Description: A denial-of-service issue was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2023-23524: David Benjamin of Google Chrome

Entry added February 20, 2023


Available for: macOS Ventura

Impact: An app may be able to observe unprotected user data.

Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved handling of temporary files.

CVE-2023-23522: Wenchao Li and Xiaolong Bai of Alibaba Group


Available for: macOS Ventura

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: A type confusion issue was addressed with improved checks.

WebKit Bugzilla: 251944
CVE-2023-23529: an anonymous researcher

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