Mac OS High Sierra – Patch to fix security flaw

Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra) Vulnerability

A security flaw has been detected in Mac Operating Systems 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater.  This vulnerability allows anyone to login to a Mac device and gain full administrative access by typing in the username “root” with no password.  More details can be found in the links provided below.

Systems at Risk

  • Currently, this vulnerability is only found in Macs running an Operating System that has been upgraded to MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater.
  • Systems that can be directly physically accessed, or have Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) enabled

Recommended Action

Additional Information:

Homeland Security Vulnerability Note

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