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macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Safari CVE-2021-1844 Bug : Fix It Now!

macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Safari CVE-2021-1844 Bug : Fix It Now!

Apple just rushed out macOS Big Sur 11.2.3, iOS 14.4.1, iPadOS 14.4.1 and Safari 14.0.3 to patch a critical security bug.

Find out what they fix, and why you need to update your MacBook, iPhone and iPad right away!

 

Apple Rushes Out macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Safari Critical Bug Fixes!

Released on 8 March 2021, macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 patches only one bug, which may mislead users into thinking that it’s not very important.

WebKit

Available for: macOS Big Sur

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

On the same day, Apple also released iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 – both patching the same CVE-2021-1844 vulnerability.

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

Apple also released Safari 14.0.3, which patches the same vulnerability for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave :

WebKit

Available for: macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.

CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research

 

Why Install These macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Safari Bug Fixes ASAP?

While they appear to only patch WebKit in macOS Big Sur, iOS, iPadOS and Safari, they are CRITICAL bug fixes that you need to install right away.

They patch the new CVE-2021-1844 vulnerability, which was discovered by Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group and Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research.

This vulnerability allows a remote attacker to trigger a buffer overflow when the victim opens a specially-crafted web page, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

It is not known if this vulnerability has been exploited yet, but it is critical to install the new updates to prevent that from happening.

 

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macOS Catalina – The Full List of 235 Incompatible Apps!

Make sure you check for incompatible apps before you upgrade to macOS Catalina, because it no longer supports 32-bit apps!

Let’s take a look at the full list of 235 incompatible apps that the macOS Catalina installer has been programmed to look for.

 

Why Are These Apps Incompatible With macOS Catalina?

While many developers have transitioned their software to 64-bit versions over the years, there are still many 32-bit apps out there.

After all, not everyone is able or willing to upgrade to the latest version of any software. There are plenty of people who are happy to stick with the software they purchased years ago.

However, macOS Catalina is the first macOS operating system to drop all support for 32-bit apps, rendering all those apps incompatible.

There is no workaround – they will not work with macOS Catalina, period.

 

What If My App Is In The macOS Catalina Incompatible List?

If an app you are using is listed above, then it is a 32-bit app that will not work with macOS Catalina.

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You have two options at this point :

a) if you want to use macOS Catalina – you will need to uninstall that app, and replace it with a 64-bit alternative

b) if you want to continue using the app – then you should NOT upgrade to macOS Catalina. Just stick to macOS Mojave or earlier, and you will do just fine.

 

Check Your Other Apps Before Upgrading To Catalina!

It would be wise not to just rely on the list of incompatible apps that macOS Catalina recognises, because it is just a partial list of all the 32-bit apps that are still being used worldwide.

You should identify the other 32-bit apps you need to upgrade or replace, before upgrading to macOS Catalina.

 

The Full List Of 235 Apps Incompatible With macOS Catalina

Hidden in the macOS Catalina’s installer code is a list of 235 apps that Apple has identified to be incompatible.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and mainly covers popular software that Apple will highlight as incompatible during the upgrade process.

  • 10.5 Software Update or earlier
  • 1Password 2.12.1 or earlier
  • 3D Weather Globe / 3D Weather Globe Deluxe Edition / 3D Weather Globe 2 Screensaver
  • 3ivx 504 or earlier
  • ADmitMac 9.0.1 or earlier
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1.0.x or earlier
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1.1.x or earlier
  • AirDisplay 1.6.3 or earlier
  • AJA 12.2.1 or earlier
  • AJA Io HD Driver 6.0.3 or earlier
  • Antidote HD 7.2 or earlier
  • Antidote HD 3.1.6 or earlier
  • Antidote RX
  • App Tamer 2.0.5 or earlier
  • Apple Configurator 1.9.9 or earlier
  • Asepsis
  • AT&T Laptop Connect Card 1.0.4 or earlier
  • AT&T Laptop Connect Card 1.0.5 or earlier
  • AT&T Laptop Connect Card 1.10.0 or earlier
  • Avast! 1.0.1 or earlier
  • Avast Mac Security 10.14 or earlier
  • Avid CoreAudio Plugin 12.1.0.x or earlier
  • Bark 1.1 or earlier
  • Bark 1.0.1 or earlier
  • Belkin Router Monitor
  • Best Youtube Downloader
  • Billings Pro 1.6.5 or earlier
  • Box Sync 4.0.6567 or earlier
  • Camouflage 2.0 or earlier
  • Canon UFRII 2.25 or earlier
  • Canon UFRII 2.35 or earlier
  • cDock 1.1.3 or earlier
  • CHUD
  • Clusters 1.7 or earlier
  • CosmoPod 4.5.1 or earlier
  • DAVE 12.0.1 or earlier
  • Default Folder X 4.3.10 or earlier
  • Disk for iPhone
  • DisplayLink 1.9 or earlier
  • DisplayPad 5 or earlier
  • DisplayPad 1.4 or earlier
  • DivX 1.3 or earlier
  • DoubleCommand 1.6.9 or earlier
  • Dropbox 1.1.34 or earlier
  • eID 4.0.7 or earlier
  • ESET Cyber Security 6.0.14 or earlier
  • FastCut Threshold Plugin 1.0 or earlier
  • Flip4Mac 3.0 or earlier
  • FortiClient 5.4.0.493 or earlier
  • FinderPop 2.4.9 or earlier
  • Final Cut Server Preference 1.5.2 or earlier
  • Genieo 2.0 or earlier
  • GlimmerBlocker 1.4.12 or earlier
  • Glims 1.0b34 or earlier
  • Glims 1.0.42 or earlier
  • Google Japanese IM 1.13.1880 or earlier
  • GPG Mail 2.5.1 or earlier
  • Growl 1.2.2 or earlier
  • Gutenprint 5.2.10 or earlier
  • Hear Plugin 1.0.4 or earlier
  • Hear Plugin 1.0.5 or earlier
  • Hear Plugin 1.1.4 or earlier
  • InstantOn 7.2.1 or earlier
  • iStat Menus 2.9 or earlier
  • iStat Menus 4.20 or earlier
  • iStat Menus 5.10 or earlier
  • iStat Server 2.21 or earlier
  • Kaspersky Antivirus 2.2.0d16 or earlier
  • Kanbox 1.1.2.x or earlier
  • Kanbox 1.1.1 or earlier
  • KeyMagic 1.5 or earlier
  • KinemeCore 0.5.1 or earlier
  • LabTech Agent 1.0 or earlier
  • LaCie USB 3.0 Driver 1.0.8 or earlier
  • launch2net Drivers 2.13.0 or earlier
  • LazyMouse 2.5 or earlier
  • Litecoin Ticker 1.337 or earlier
  • Little Snitch 1.2.64 or earlier
  • Little Snitch 2.5.3 or earlier
  • Little Snitch 3.3 or earlier
  • Line6 TonePort Driver 4.1.0 or earlier
  • Logitech Control Center 3.9.4 or earlier
  • M-Audio Driver 1.10.1 or earlier
  • M-Audio Driver 2.3.1 or earlier
  • Macspoofer 1.0 or earlier
  • Magican 1.4.8 or earlier
  • McAfee Internet Security 3.3 or earlier
  • McAfee Security 1.0.0d1 or earlier
  • McAfee VirusScan 8.6 or earlier
  • Mou 0.8.7 or earlier
  • Move Media Player
  • MyBook RAID Manager 1.0.1 or earlier
  • Net Nanny 3.1.7 or earlier
  • Norton AntiVirus
  • Norton Internet Security 5.9.1 or earlier
  • Opswat Gears 10.2.185 or earlier
  • Parallels 2.5 or earlier
  • Parallels 7.0.15094 or earlier
  • Parallels Access 2.0.0 or earlier
  • Pen Tablet Preference 5.3.3-3
  • Plaxo 1.0 or earlier
  • Plaxo 3.16.2 or earlier
  • Plaxo 3.0 or earlier
  • Printopia 2.1.10 or earlier
  • Pro Tools 9.0f121 or earlier
  • Qmaster Components
  • Qmaster Preference 3.5 or earlier
  • QT Desktop Video Out 1.2.7 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2009 10.0f2440 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2010 11.0f2972 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2011 12.0f5460 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2012 13.0.f7630 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2013 14.0f10166 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2014 15.0f2630 or earlier
  • QuickBooks 2015 16.0.6 or earlier
  • Quicken Essentials 1.7.4 or earlier
  • QQ Input 2.8.999 or earlier
  • QQ Mac Manager 2.4.0 or earlier
  • Rapport 1.0 or earlier
  • Rapport 2.0 or earlier
  • Razer Kraken Audio Plugin 1.04 or earlier
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Audio Plugin 1.02 or earlier
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Audio Plugin 1.04 or earlier
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 Blue Audio Plugin 1.03 or earlier
  • Razer Kraken 7.1 v2 Audio Plugin 1.1 or earlier
  • Razer Mamba 2012 1.07 or earlier
  • Razer ManOWar Audio Plugin 1.2 or earlier
  • Rubbernet 1.2 or earlier
  • Screen Sharing 1.4 or earlier
  • Seagate Maxtor NotificationExec 4.1.6 or earlier
  • SecureVault LexarFilter 2.2.0 or earlier
  • Shake 4.10 or earlier
  • Smith Micro Internet Cleanup 5.0.4 or earlier
  • Smith Micro Internet Cleanup 5.1.1 or earlier
  • SMS Widget 3.4 or earlier
  • Snapz Pro X 4.0.0 or earlier
  • Sogou IM 2.9.0 or earlier
  • Sonner Qio 2.7.1 or earlier
  • Sophos AntiVirus 7.2.0 or earlier
  • Sophos AntiVirus 9.4.4 or earlier
  • Sophos Auto Update 7.3.4 or earlier
  • Sophos Endpoint 9.5.2 or earlier
  • Sophos Home 9.4.4 or earlier
  • Sound Bunny 1.0.1 or earlier
  • Sound Control 2.2.3 or earlier
  • SourceTree 1.5.6 or earlier
  • Sony Palm 6 Sync Driver 2.0.1 or earlier
  • SRS iWOW 3.1.x or earlier
  • SRS iWOW 3.0.x or earlier
  • SugarSync Manager 1.9.26 or earlier
  • Suitcase Fusion 17.0.0 or earlier
  • SugarSync 1.0 or earlier
  • SugarSync 1.0.9 or earlier
  • Switcher Maestro
  • SuperDrive Update 2.1 or earlier
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6565 or earlier
  • Synergy KM 1.0.1 or earlier
  • Sxs Memory Card Driver 1.0.45049 or earlier
  • TabExpose 2.3 or earlier
  • TelldusCenter 2.1.1 or earlier
  • TorchUpdated 25.0 or earlier
  • TotalFinder 1.6.2 or earlier
  • TotalSpaces 1.2.9 or earlier
  • Transmit 4.1.7 or earlier
  • Trend Smart Surfing 1.6.1089 or earlier
  • Trim Enabler 3.2.4 or earlier
  • Trusteer Endpoint Protection 1609.22 or earlier
  • Undercover 5.5 or earlier
  • VirusBarrier 10.6.12 or earlier
  • Visor 2.2 or earlier
  • Videobox TAAVPlugin 2.3T or earlier
  • Virtru 1.0.2 or earlier
  • Vodafone v2.0.6 or earlier
  • VMWare Fusion 3.1.4 or earlier
  • VMWare Fusion 4.1.1 or earlier
  • Wacom 6.3.8-2 or earlier
  • WD Drive Manager 2.2.7 or earlier
  • WD SmartWare 2.1.x or earlier
  • WD SmartWare 1.0.x or earlier
  • WebEx Outlook Plugin 32.5.1 or earlier
  • XtraFinder 0.25.4 or earlier
  • ZEV0 2012.09.23 or earlier

The list was consolidated somewhat, combining minor revisions for the same software.

 

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macOS Catalina – Don’t Upgrade Until You Do This First!

macOS Catalina (or macOS version 10.15) is coming in October 2019, bringing with it a slew of really nice improvements and new features.

However, unlike earlier macOS releases – you need to prepare for macOS Catalina, or you could run into trouble right after the upgrade!

 

macOS Catalina Requirements

Before we start, make sure you have one of these systems – macOS Catalina will only run on these Mac computers.

  • iMac Pro : All models
  • iMac : Late 2012 or newer
  • Mac Pro : Late 2013 or newer
  • Mac mini : Late 2012 or newer
  • MacBook Pro : Mid 2012 or newer
  • MacBook : Early 2015 or newer
  • MacBook Air : Mid 2012 or newer

 

macOS Catalina – Don’t Upgrade Until You Do This First!

Unlike earlier versions of macOS, Catalina drops support for 32-bit apps. Therefore, you must check if you are still using any 32-bit apps before you upgrade.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to check for 32-bit apps in macOS :

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left of the task bar.
  2. Select About This Mac from the pull-down list.

  1. In the Overview screen, click on the System Report… button.

  1. When System Report loads, select Software > Applications from the column on the left.
  2. It will now take a minute or two to scan all of your apps.
  3. Once it loads, you can scroll through all of your apps to look for any that have their 64-Bit (Intel) status marked No.

  1. However, an EASIER method is to locate the 64-Bit (Intel) column, and click on it to list all those marked No at the top.As you can see, quite a number of applications, including those used to setup the actual apps, are still 32-bit apps.

  1. Now, you need to uninstall all those 32-bit apps and replace them with 64-bit versions. Otherwise, they will all fail to work once you upgrade to Catalina!

 

Why Do You Need To Run This Check Again?

You need to find out what 32-bit apps you are still running, because they will NOT work after you install macOS Catalina.

You will need to upgrade these 32-bit apps with newer 64-bit versions, BEFORE you upgrade to macOS Catalina.

 

Can’t I Upgrade My Apps After I Upgrade To macOS Catalina?

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It is possible to remove your 32-bit apps and install their 64-bit versions after upgrading to macOS Catalina.

However, you may have trouble removing all of the older components, if the old 32-bit app used an installer.

So we highly recommend that you uninstall all 32-bit apps, and install their 64-bit versions… BEFORE you upgrade to macOS Catalina.

 

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