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MacOS App Store Preferences Open With Any Password
12 January 2018, 06:08 | Justin Tyler
macOS App Store Preferences Open With Any Password
It seems that this issue is limited to the App Store section in System Preferences, meaning that it isn't as widespread as the previous bug.
Attackers could gain access to your Mac thanks to another security flaw discovered in the latest version of its operating system.
An Apple developer has uncovered another embarrassing vulnerability in macOS High Sierra, aka version 10.13, that lets someone bypass part of the operating system's password protections.
Changing these settings can turn off automatic updates for macOS, including security and app updates.
With I Am Root still fresh in the memories of users and the recent hoopla over Meltdown and Spectre not yet died-down, this comes at a particularly unwelcome time. The bug was spotted by MacWorld, which also notes that it's most likely the bug will be fixed in the next update as users running the 10.13.3 beta haven't been able to reproduce it.
The login prompt simply accepts the incorrect password and unlocks, as long as you are still logged in as a local admin. You do need to login as an administrator, which is supposed to unlock preferences, but you're allowed to use any password you like if the preference is locked and you need to get access again.
The bug is nowhere near as risky as the root-access security flaw that was uncovered past year, whereby attackers could gain root access to MacOS computers by typing "root" in the username field and leaving the password field blank. Thankfully Apple was quick in issuing an update that fixed the problem, but now it appears that a new password bug has appeared.
'Our customers deserve better. There's no current workaround to this issue, so the only real option is to wait for Apple to provide a solution. "We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again", the company said in a statement to UberGizmo.
The attacker would then need to change settings on the computer to establish a "root" account, which they could later access.
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