I detect a trend here
Microsoft seems very cough public spirited cough in pointing out everyone else's bugs.
Security researchers at Microsoft have discovered a bug in macOS that lets malicious apps bypass Apple's Gatekeeper security software "for initial access by malware and other threats." Dubbed "Achilles," (which sounds sexier than CVE-2022-42821) Microsoft researchers said the vulnerability was discovered in late July, and …
.. given that their own bugs nuked customer machines.
It appears Redmond is desperately in need of some distraction?
BTW, I did check, the specific CVE appears to have been addressed a week ago (13 December).
"the specific CVE appears to have been addressed"
Yes. That's why it's being announced now, not earlier. There is indeed a fix. Have you applied it yet? Did you even know it was available? Good thing Microsoft put it in the spotlight, no? ... Apple sure as hell wasn't going to announce it to all and sundry!
No, Apple simply made the update available a week ago.
As they're rare and are generally working quite well it was simple to install (I had one fail once, which is not bad going given that I've only been using OSX/MacOS since 2005 or so) - which, of course, you can do at a time of your choosing and which is also not likely to mess up anything else.