29 Nov '17, 5pm

Apple patches bug that lets users gain root access without password

Apple patches bug that lets users gain root access without password

Apple has quickly released a security patch to fix a flaw in macOS High Sierra that lets a user gain root access without a password. It had previously issued a temporary workaround to patch the vulnerability. You can read the support page for the patch—Security Update 2017-001 here. Apple is urging customers to “install this update as soon as possible” in the update description. If you’re running macOS High Sierra, download and install this update immediately. Just open the Mac App Store and you should be able to see the update available for download. The vulnerability was discovered by developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, who tweeted about the exploit. You can easily gain root access in the login screen, System Preferences Users & Groups tab and File Vault. Dear @AppleSupport , we noticed a *HUGE* security issue at MacOS High Sierra. Anyone can login as "root" with empty password ...

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