Apple on Thursday released macOS Monterey 12.3.1 to the public. The minor update comes two weeks after the release of macOS Monterey 12.3.
The macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update can be downloaded to compatible Macs via the Software Update section of System Preferences. Like all Mac updates, the macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update is available free of charge. The update is also available in the Mac App Store.
The macOS 12.3.1 update fixes the following issues:
– USB-C or Thunderbolt external display does not turn on when connected to Mac mini (2018) as a second display
– Bluetooth devices, such as game controllers, may disconnect from your Mac after playing audio through some Beats headphones
The macOS Monterey 12.3.1 also addresses two vulnerabilities. It fixes an AppleAVD issue that could allow an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges and an Intel Graphics Driver issue that could allow an application to read kernel memory.
Apple says these exploits may have been actively exploited, so all users are urged to update as soon as possible.