Apple issues Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.5.1 & macOS 13.4.1

Thanks to GWPotter, I chased it down, they went in real smooth!

Maybe hold off a bit as Facebook suddenly doesn’t like Safari…

Screenshot 2023-07-10 at 2.26.43 PM

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**Evidently, overnight, Facebook found their error, fixed it, so now it works as usual in Safari…

So now we know who was at fault! :slight_smile: **

Apple Rapid Security Response Updates for macOS Ventura and iOS/iPadOS 16.5.1

Update: Apple will be releasing a revised “(b)” version as the original (a) caused problems with some sites in Safari. Here’s info added to the articles on security fixes linked below.

"Apple is aware of an issue where this Rapid Security Response might prevent some websites from displaying properly. Rapid Security Response macOS 13.4.1 (b) will be available soon to address this issue.
(In the iOS/iPadOS article they added:)
Rapid Security Response iOS 16.5.1 (b) and iPadOS 16.5.1 (b) will be available soon to address this issue.

You can choose to remove Rapid Security Response (a): Choose Apple menu > About this Mac > and click More Info. Under macOS, click the Info (i) button next to the version number. Click Remove and Restart, and then click to confirm.

(for iPhones and iPads:)
You can choose to remove Rapid Security Response (a): In Settings > About > iOS Version, tap “Remove Security Response.” Then tap Remove to confirm."
A few reports in the Apple forums that some affected sites have already fixed the problem

I guess the response was a tad too “rapid”: Apple Pulls Rapid Response Updates for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1

Well, for me it normalized this morning, so I went back to Safari again… Looks to me that some web designers must have taken shortcuts, and they managed to find, fix… I can’t imagine the complexities they are dealing with, takes a younger mind than mine…

Fixed the “(c)” update is now available…

Apple Rapid Security Response “(c)” Updates for macOS Ventura & iOS/iPadOS 16.5.1
On July 12th, Apple released revised “(c)” versions, replacing the original (a) updates that caused problems with some sites in Safari. (Some sites had already fixed the problem before this.)
(Original post on these Rapid Security Updates follows, with added note about “(c)” versions. )
Apple released “Rapid Security Response” updates for macOS 13.4.1, iOS 16.5.1 & iPadOS 16.5.1 via software update to fix CVE-2023-37450, which Apple says may have been actively exploited.

“macOS Ventura 13.4.1 “(c)”
Released July 12, 2023
Rapid Security Response macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (c) includes the security content of Rapid Security Response macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (a) and fixes an issue that prevents some websites from displaying properly.”

“iOS 16.5.1 (c) and iPadOS 16.5.1 “(c)”
Released July 12, 2023
Rapid Security Responses iOS 16.5.1 (c) and iPadOS 16.5.1 (c) include the security content of Rapid Security Responses iOS 16.5.1 (a) and iPadOS 16.5.1 (a) and fix an issue that prevents some websites from displaying properly.”
(Here’s Apple’s article about Rapid Security Responses for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.)

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After one of these updates – b, I think, though possibly c – my XQuartz installation somehow stopped working on my iMac. XQuartz is what I use to do X11 command-line stuff and work in the Unix layer. It may have also damaged my MacPorts installation, where I get a lot of the Unix utilities. I couldn’t quite tell about MacPorts because I couldn’t run XQuartz, and Terminal was acting a little funny, i.e. the command shell somehow lost my path.

I updated my Xcode installation (needed for some of the MacPorts stuff), and then I reinstalled MacPorts. Doing these two things seems to have fixed XQuartz, too.

I just updated to c on my M1 MacBook Pro now. So far, no problems with XQuartz or MacPorts, though strangely, (1) it complained when I had XQuartz running during the update, and (2) it rebooted my MBP after the update. My iMac didn’t reboot.

Anyway, all seems well now.

Just FYI, in case anyone runs into the same problems.

-awlabrador

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