macOS Ventura 13.4 RC Fixes Bug With Content Filter Apps

The release candidate version of macOS Ventura 13.4 fixes a frustrating content filter bug that was introduced in an earlier version of the macOS Ventura 13.4 beta, so users who install the macOS Ventura 13.4 public release next week will not need to worry about networking issues.

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Last week's fourth beta caused macOS Ventura 13.4 not to work with content filtering apps like Little Snitch and Radio Silence. After installing the update, some users on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter had problems with network connectivity, and it turned out that firewall apps were the cause.


Disabling content filtering apps fixed the problem, but Apple has addressed the overall issue and now content filter apps work with the macOS Ventura 13.4 update.

macOS Ventura 13.4 and iOS 16.5 will be released to the public next week.

Related Forum: macOS Ventura

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
14 months ago
Figured the RC would patch this, good news.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
noraa Avatar
14 months ago

Let get this straight. It is NOT that the software has bugs, we all get that is part of the beta cycle.

The issue was that this bug was so severe that it effectively made it nearly impossible to test B4 for many customers.

The issue is that this severe of a bug should have been caught by Apple before the beta was released. It is not like Network Content filters are some edge case. They are heavily used in the Enterprise.
You should NOT be running beta software on a production machine, full stop. If you're using a dedicated beta machine (or VM), then a bug like this, while annoying, shouldn't affect your ability to test other items.

Furthermore, while yes this bug should've been caught before the beta was released, bugs do fall through the cracks all the time, and there is a reason we have betas!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MallardDuck Avatar
14 months ago

Just waiting for someone on here to insist this bug should never have happened in the first place - showing a drastic misunderstanding of how software development works, and specifically why betas are a thing.
It is another example that Apple lacks automated regression testing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
14 months ago

Is this version up for the Public Beta testers - I couldn’t tell on the software update box and do not want to install last weeks buggy version.
Yes it is all the RCs are accessible. They should be the same build as the public one that goes out on Monday.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
14 months ago

Unenrolling from beta programs is no longer supported through seedutil.
Using terminal to install or remove Dev, PB profile is no longer in use. Apple uses your Apple ID now.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dan From Canada Avatar
14 months ago
After having read about the problems with Little Snitch, I think that I will wait a few weeks before installing and see how real world users are finding compatibility with the program.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)