Apple has pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 179, dated 19 August 2019. The last update had taken it to 175. Versions 176 and 177 don’t appear to have been released, and although the installer insists that this update is actually version 178, the bundle version installed is actually 179.
Apple provides no details as to what changes this update brings, but it is normally expected to include recent revocations of security certificates used in signing software.
You can check whether this update has been installed by opening System Information via About This Mac, and selecting the Installations item under Software, but it will there report it as version 178.
A full listing of security data file versions is given by SilentKnight,
silnite, LockRattler and SystHist for El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina, available from their product page. If your Mac has not yet installed this update, you can force an update using SilentKnight, LockRattler, or at the command line.
I have updated the reference pages here which are accessed directly from LockRattler 4.2 and later using its Check blog button.