APPLE-SA-10-25-2023-5 macOS Ventura 13.6.1

macOS Ventura 13.6.1 addresses the following issues.
Information about the security content is also available at
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT213985.

Apple maintains a Security Updates page at
https://support.apple.com/HT201222 which lists recent
software updates with security advisories.

CoreAnimation
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to cause a denial-of-service
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-40449: Tomi Tokics (@tomitokics) of iTomsn0w

FileProvider
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to cause a denial-of-service to Endpoint
Security clients
Description: This issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.
CVE-2023-42854: Noah Roskin-Frazee and Prof. J. (ZeroClicks.ai Lab)

Find My
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to read sensitive location information
Description: The issue was addressed with improved handling of caches.
CVE-2023-40413: Adam M.

Foundation
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: A website may be able to access sensitive user data when
resolving symlinks
Description: This issue was addressed with improved handling of
symlinks.
CVE-2023-42844: Ron Masas of BreakPoint.SH

Image Capture
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to access protected user data
Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.
CVE-2023-41077: Mickey Jin (@patch1t)

ImageIO
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: Processing an image may result in disclosure of process memory
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-40416: JZ

IOTextEncryptionFamily
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel
privileges
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-40423: an anonymous researcher

iperf3
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: A remote user may be able to cause unexpected app termination or
arbitrary code execution
Description: The issue was addressed with improved checks.
CVE-2023-38403

Kernel
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An attacker that has already achieved kernel code execution may
be able to bypass kernel memory mitigations
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-42849: Linus Henze of Pinauten GmbH (pinauten.de)

Model I/O
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: Processing a file may lead to unexpected app termination or
arbitrary code execution
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-42856: Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro Zero Day
Initiative

Passkeys
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An attacker may be able to access passkeys without
authentication
Description: The issue was addressed with additional permissions checks.
CVE-2023-40401: an anonymous researcher, weize she

Pro Res
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel
privileges
Description: The issue was addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2023-42841: Mingxuan Yang (@PPPF00L), happybabywu and Guang Gong of
360 Vulnerability Research Institute

talagent
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user data
Description: A permissions issue was addressed with additional
restrictions.
CVE-2023-40421: Noah Roskin-Frazee and Prof. J. (ZeroClicks.ai Lab)

Weather
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: An app may be able to access sensitive user data
Description: A privacy issue was addressed with improved private data
redaction for log entries.
CVE-2023-41254: Cristian Dinca of “Tudor Vianu” National High School of
Computer Science, Romania

WindowServer
Available for: macOS Ventura
Impact: A website may be able to access the microphone without the
microphone use indicator being shown
Description: This issue was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.
CVE-2023-41975: an anonymous researcher

Additional recognition

GPU Drivers
We would like to acknowledge an anonymous researcher for their
assistance.

libarchive
We would like to acknowledge Bahaa Naamneh for their assistance.

libxml2
We would like to acknowledge OSS-Fuzz, Ned Williamson of Google Project
Zero for their assistance.

macOS Ventura 13.6.1 may be obtained from the Mac App Store or
Apple’s Software Downloads web site:
https://support.apple.com/downloads/
All information is also posted on the Apple Security Updates
web site: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222.