Cloud Backup Solutions – macOS Catalina update release notification

Version 7.0.3 Maintenance Update

Highlights of this update include: 

  • Support for macOS Catalina 10.15
  • Resolution for security vulnerabilities

macOS Catalina 10.15 Details

  • Code42 app version 7.0.3 introduces certified support for macOS Catalina 10.15.
  • In addition to upgrading to version 7.0.3, follow our guide to grant full disk access to Code42 to ensure uninterrupted data security monitoring and file backups.

If these files and folders are included in your backup sets or in your legal hold preservation policiesthey will no longer be backed up until you change your macOS privacy settings. Additionally, these files will not show up in Forensic File Search results until action is taken.

Security Vulnerability Details

  • Code42 server and app version 7.0.3 corrects two vulnerabilities that potentially allow local code execution.
  • Only affects Windows servers and Windows clients. 
  • Fully cloud customers have already been remediated. 
  • Reserved Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) IDs: CVE-2019-16860 and CVE-2019-16861.
  • CVSS for both vulnerabilities is 7.8. 
  • We are not currently aware of any attempts to actively exploit these vulnerabilities.

The 7.0.3 release will be rolled out from 17 October to 19 October. Existing v7 Code42 clients will be automatically upgraded.

Cloud Backup Solutions – macOS Catalina

Apple recently introduced new privacy settings in macOS Catalina 10.15. This release impacts Code42’s ability to access some files from locations like the desktop, Contacts, Photos, Mail, documents and downloads that contain personal data.

IMPACT

Due to Apple’s restrictions, these items will not be backed up until you give Code42 permission to access them.

If these files and folders are included in your backup sets or in your legal hold preservation policiesthey will no longer be backed up until you change your macOS privacy settings. Additionally, these files will not show up in Forensic File Search results until action is taken.

ACTION NEEDED

Follow these instructions to update your privacy settings and ensure files and folders from locations like the desktop, Contacts, Photos, Mail, documents and downloads continue to back up on Mac devices running macOS Catalina 10.15. 

If you already took this action for Mojave, it is expected that these settings will carry over to Catalina, however, we recommend you validate this after upgrading to Catalina.

We will be making a patch release available in the near future with additional fixes to support Catalina. When that patch release becomes available, we recommend that you upgrade at that time, in addition to updating or validating your privacy settings.