GarageBand for Mac Updated With Important Security Fixes

Apple today updated the GarageBand app on macOS with "important security fixes," but the release notes do not provide any specific details. Mac users should update GarageBand as soon as possible due to potential security vulnerabilities.

GarageBand Mac
GarageBand version 10.4.8 is available on the Mac App Store.

GarageBand is one of Apple's music creation apps alongside Logic Pro. The update for GarageBand was released on the same day as Apple seeded the third betas of macOS 13.3, iOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, and watchOS 9.4 to developers for testing.

Update: The GarageBand update fixes a pair of vulnerabilities, according to Apple's security page. One vulnerability could allow an app to gain elevated privileges during the GarageBand installation, and with the other, parsing a maliciously crafted MIDI file could lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

Top Rated Comments

temende Avatar
7 months ago
If you don't update in the next 5 seconds, it'll install another U2 album in your music library.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
casperes1996 Avatar
7 months ago

When was the last time you used GarageBand? It's been a really long time for me.
Very frequently actually. I have many plugins I use for guitar with it, I record covers and my song for my DnD campaign was recently recorded with GarageBand. It's really good for a free program and I wouldn't benefit from Logic Pro with my current needs. GarageBand is already plugin flexible so can be extended quite a bit with Audio Units and VSTs. It also acts as a great gateway to Logic Pro. Those who do eventually upgrade to Logic will likely have already learned a fair bit with GarageBand and a lot will be directly transferable even if there are some differences in UI and such to learn still there's also a lot of similarities. While Logic has a free trial, the free indefinite nature of GarageBand allows beginners and students to learn with it and makes them more likely to pick Logic over other solutions if they eventually want to upgrade to a bigger tool. That evolution but with iMovie and Final Cut was what made me eventually acquire the entire Final Cut suite with Motion and Compressor. - If I ever want anything bigger than GarageBand I will also be led to Logic.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KaliYoni Avatar
7 months ago

the release notes ('') do not provide any specific details
How about "a race condition exists that could result in users playing unwanted recursions of Stairway to Heaven"?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StellarVixen Avatar
7 months ago

Do people even use Garage Band anymore now that it's 2023? ?
Why, does it have expiration date? Are the synth knobs rusty? Are pianos inside out of tune?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
7 months ago
When was the last time you used GarageBand? It's been a really long time for me.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
headwerkn Avatar
7 months ago
Garageband is still a great app for what it is - especially on iOS/iPadOS - but I do miss the heady days of when the iLife suite got major updates yearly. They added a huge amount of value to the Mac platform throughout the mid-2000s.

Speaking of things that were better 'back then', I wish Apple would bring back Aperture. The world's needs a less-sucky (both fundamentally and in your wallet) alternative to Lightroom.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Mock Header With Dynamic Island

Skipping the iPhone 15 Pro? Here's What's Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro

Friday September 22, 2023 9:29 am PDT by
Are you skipping the iPhone 15 Pro and waiting another year to upgrade? If so, we already have some iPhone 16 Pro rumors for you. Below, we recap new features rumored for the iPhone 16 Pro models so far:Larger displays: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with larger 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain...
Apple WWDC23 macOS Sonoma hero

macOS Sonoma Launching This Week With These New Features

Sunday September 24, 2023 12:45 pm PDT by
Apple previously announced that macOS Sonoma will be released this Tuesday, September 26. The free software update includes many new features and changes for the Mac, including the five that we have highlighted below. In addition to these five features, we have shared the full release notes for macOS Sonoma below for a complete overview of everything new. Desktop Widgets macOS Sonoma...
Apple Watch Ultra 2 double tap gesture 230912

watchOS 10.1 to Enable Apple Watch's New 'Double Tap' Gesture

Thursday September 21, 2023 12:52 pm PDT by
The new Double Tap gesture for the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 will be enabled starting with watchOS 10.1, according to Marques Brownlee, host of the popular tech-focused YouTube channel MKBHD. The first beta of watchOS 10.1 will likely be available by next week, and Apple announced that the software update will be released next month. Brownlee shared his impressions...