InformationEnsure that application updates are installed after they are available from Apple. These updates do not require reboots or admin privileges for end users.
Patches need to be applied in a timely manner to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities being exploited
Unpatched software may be exploited
SolutionPerform the following to enable App Store updates to install automatically:
Open System Preferences
Select App Store
Select Install app updates
Run the following command to turn on App Store auto updating:
$ sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.commerce AutoUpdate -bool TRUE
This remediation requires a log out and log in to show in the GUI.