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Apple Has Yet Another Password Bug in macOS High Sierra

12 January 2018, 09:25 | Marlene Myers

Another macOS High Sierra bug allows App Store menu to be unlocked with bogus passwords

Another macOS High Sierra bug allows App Store menu to be unlocked with bogus passwords

A new bug has been introduced with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) which allows any admin account to access the App Store preferences from the System Preferences application with an incorrect password. That bug allowed users to log into a system by typing "root" for a login, then hitting enter for a login attempt several times in a row. MacWorld reports that the flaw may be fixed by version 10.13.3, as users running that beta of macOS can't reproduce this flaw.

A password prompt then pops up, but the user is able to type in any string of text, and the "password" is accepted, unlocking the preferences panel.

Apple's Mac password troubles aren't over yet. If an attacker is able to open App Store preferences, they are also able to disable automatic downloads of macOS security and app updates, leaving victims vulnerable in the future. The bug only works when you're logged into an administrative account, but it's another example of how Apple seems to have dropped the ball on setting user policies and permissions properly.

"This needs admin access to the machine already and only affects the AppStore prefs", Holtman wrote.

First, an attacker would need to have physical access to the device itself and either have the administrator's password (which would allow them to make changes to the system even if the login requirement worked properly) or gain access while an administrator is already logged in. "All other system prefs do not unlock this way".

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Still, the discovery of another hole in the macOS security settings is likely to prove yet another pain in the collective rear end for Apple's engineers.

This is not first time in recent weeks that Apple's Mac operating system has been beset by password issues.

After a unsafe macOS flaw left some proverbial egg on Apple's face at the end of 2017, it probably didn't want to start 2018 with another issue on its hands. The bug does not exist in macOS Sierra version 10.12.6 or earlier.

The "embarrassing" loophole in MacOS High Sierra lets anyone with access to your machine bypass your password.



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