Updating macOS High Sierra Could Reactivate Root Password Vulnerability

Updating macOS High Sierra Could Reactivate Root Password Vulnerability

"Are you aware of it @Apple?" the user tweeted.

With the bug in the operating system, any person or malicious program that tried to log into a Mac computer, or install software, or even change settings, could do that by simply entering root as username on the prompt, and they were able to bypass the prompt to gain full access to the computer.

Apple found itself rather red-faced last week when it was discovered that the root account of macOS High Sierra was accessible without a password.

Apple's quick patch for the recently discovered "root" user bug can be undone by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1.

This has been an incredibly awful week for Apple's operating systems.

The solution is a simple one - but one that has not been made sufficient clear by Apple.

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It is noted that remotely realize the vulnerability impossible - the attacker must still have direct access to your device. The previous version of the operating system didn't appear to be affected by the bug.

The company began working on an update to close the security loophole after hearing of the issue on November 29, to which Apple said that it has now patched that security flaw, along with a guide on how to fix it. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012.

In a Medium post today, Ergin today said his Twitter disclosure about the Mac bug was met with "many reactions like a blast".

Apple on Wednesday released an emergency patch that fixed an embarrassing login bug in its macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra operating system. "Never mind one from a security and privacy-conscious company such as Apple", Steve Troughton-Smith, a Mac software developer, wrote on Twitter. Anyone can log in as "root" with empty password after clicking on login button several times.

"Oh my god that should not work but it does", another user responded yesterday on the forum. While the security update is now available for download from Mac App Store, Apple said it will also be automatically installing the patch on all Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. When that happens, "Make sure to update your Macs and MacBooks at your earliest opportunity after it is released", he added.

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