Update: We are looking into a potential fix to allow Python2 to run on MacOS 12.3
We have recently learned of a new restriction when upgrading MacOS to Monterey version 12.3 that negatively impacts CAVE. The latest version of MacOS (and those going forward, we assume) no longer supports Python2. At this time, our Mac version of CAVE still uses Python2.7. Because of this, when running CAVE on the latest version of Monterey, a number of visualization features will no longer work (including Wind Vectors).
All releases of TDS 5 prior to the March 31, 2022 TDS 5.4-SNAPSHOT release are vulnerable to the Spring Framework library Spring4Shell exploit [cve-2022-22965].
We are aware of active hacking attempts against Internet-based unpatched TDS servers, with one reported successful attempt in the community. Such attempts occurred as early as Wednesday March 30 before Spring officially announced the existence of the vulnerability.
If you haven't done so already, we strongly encourage 5.x users to upgrade to the latest snapshot immediately.