Apple has released updates to Ventura 13.2, Monterey 12.6.3 and Big Sur 11.7.3

Apple has just released updates to bring macOS 13 Ventura to version 13.2 (build 22D49), and security updates to bring Monterey to 12.6.3 and Big Sur to 11.7.3.

The Ventura update is around 2.53 GB to download for an Apple silicon Mac, and only 1.55 GB on an Intel T2.

It introduces Advanced Data Protection for iCloud and Security Keys for Apple ID. The first of those adds end-to-end encryption to Notes, Photos and more. Security Keys adds support for physical security keys when signing in to your Mac. Apple has also fixed bugs in Freeform, where some drawing strokes weren’t appearing on shared boards, and in VoiceOver, which could stop working when typing.

Apple has already posted security release notes, available here for 13.2, here for 12.6.3 and here for 11.7.3. Ventura 13.2 fixes a total of 22 vulnerabilities, Monterey 12.6.3 fixes 14, and Big Sur 11.7.3 fixes just 7. For Ventura, these include three in the kernel, although none of the vulnerabilities listed are reported as being exploited in the wild.

Apple silicon Macs have an update to iBoot ‘firmware’ bringing it to 8419.80.7, and Intel T2 firmware is updated to 1916. (iBridge: 20.16.3045.0.0,0).

Later tonight I intend publishing a more detailed breakdown of changes seen in version numbers in 13.2.

[Updated at 1950 GMT 23 January 2023.]