"We are working on a software update to address this issue", Apple said.
To gain root access to a computer running the affected software, all that is necessary is to log on to the computer using the username "root" and leaving the password field empty, and then pressing "enter" several times.
The security update - which Apple advises should be installed "as soon as possible" - is being pushed out via the Mac App Store. Taking advantage of the bug from there requires the user to click "other" and then enter the same "root" username with no password.
Just yesterday, we reported a serious bug in macOS High Sierra that enabled the root "superuser" on a Mac with a blank password and no security check.
Turkish software developer Lemi Orhan Ergin tweeted the tech giant to say he had discovered the bug.
To change the root user password, Click on the Apple menu icon, then System Preferences and click Users & Groups (or Accounts).
Apple has responded to the reports and assures a software fix is on its way.
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Apple has indicated it is working on an emergency patch, but has advised users in the meantime to set a root password.
Even though you couldn't exploit this hole remotely, at least by default, it was an astonishing lapse by Apple.
Ironically, the support forum thread, a community discussion that seems to have gone unnoticed by Apple itself, was about losing administrator access after updating to High Sierra - and this very bug was presented as a handy hack to restore things to normal. "This is really REALLY bad".
The company admitted it "stumbled" with the latest release of MacOS. In fairness to Apple, it's the simple kind of error that even security testers might skip checking, because no one expects an error this obvious to get made in the first place.
In the case of a fix for this latest vulnerability, "I would imagine [Apple] will be pushing it out as a high priority", Cluley said.
The flaw has since been closed by Apple with an update released Wednesday morning.
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This will connect with a planned Redmond Technology Transit Station where the Link Light Rail is expected to arrive in 2023. Microsoft has been at the campus for 30 years; it now has 125 buildings there.
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Beathard started the past five games after replacing Brian Hoyer , who began the season as San Francisco's starting quarterback. The one-win San Francisco 49ers will be changing things up to try and get another "W" against the Chicago Bears .
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Clippers F Griffin out two months
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A Shortage Of Christmas Trees
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Team Field Announced For NIVC Tournament
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