An hour ago, Apple has released by surprise a new version of macOS Big Sur for all users, 11.6. This is a new update that fixes some security holes.
And I say that it was by surprise, because there has not been a version of this update in beta. That means the only modifications that have been made to the software are for security purposes. So no waiting and we must update as soon as possible, just in case.
As Apple continues beta testing of macOS 12 Monterey, already in its last phase before an imminent launch, has now surprised us with a new macOS Big Sur update for all users, 11.6.
This new software has not previously been released in beta, and it brings two important security updates. There is also an update for those who run macOS Catalina. So we should update as soon as possible, just in case.
Fixes a bug that had process a PDF created for malicious purposes and which could lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this problem could have been actively exploited. The new update fixes it.
It also closes another security hole found these days in the processing of some Web content created for malicious purposes, and which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
macOS 11.6 (build number 20G165) is now available to all users and should appear in System Preferences> Software Update.
Considering that they are only a couple of security fixesIf the company has rushed to launch this new update without even testing it in beta, it is because it corrects a couple of security flaws that must be important. So don’t hesitate to update your Mac as soon as possible, just in case. You are warned.