Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.5.1 With Security Updates

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.5.1, a minor update to the ‌macOS Monterey‌ operating system that first launched in October 2021. ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5.1 comes a month after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.5.

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The ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌‌‌ 12.5.1 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

According to Apple's release notes, ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5.1 improves the security of macOS and is recommended for all users. The update addresses kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple says that it is aware that these vulnerabilities may have been actively explited in the wild, so it is important to update right away.

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Top Rated Comments

jrath1 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Still not showing up for my Apple Newton
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BostonQuad Avatar
16 weeks ago

may have been actively explited in the wild
You say explited, I say exploited... let's call the whole thing off.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MallardDuck Avatar
16 weeks ago

Showed up on my M1 Pro 14".


They so need to move to incremental updates...2 GB for a .1 release?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
white7561 Avatar
16 weeks ago

This update just killed my new M1 iMac.. stuck in a reboot loop, one time it went into recovery mode and was not able to recover..
Now figuring out how to revive my $2500 paperweight..
Let us know if you managed to fix it and how you did it. Does a Revive DFU just work or no?

I'm not gonna lie. Everytime an update comes it always bricks some Macs. And it's not even obvious what causes it. Corrupted update? Probably not since they must've built an integrity check before installing the updates right? It feels like everytime there's an update I'm just having anxiety when it's updating when i shouldn't have that feeling at all. I actually don't understand how these updates could brick Macs if they are integrity checked and everything. Just seems unsafe to me if I'm being honest
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mabaker Avatar
16 weeks ago
PowerMac G5 reporting in. 4 GB download here for the PowerPC architecture! Love may they reign!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
headlessmike Avatar
16 weeks ago

Still not showing up for my Apple Newton
That’s planned obsolescence for ya.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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