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Apple Releases Security Update 2017-001 to Plug macOS Sierra Security Hole

As we noted earlier, macOS Sierra has a security bug that’s less about a missed security hold during an audit and really more about Apple being irresponsible.

The company has now released Security Update 2017-001 to solve the issue. The numbering scheme seems to suggest its the first security update for the company for 2017.

Full details: About the security content of Security Update 2017-001

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.1
Not impacted: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and earlier
Impact: An attacker may be able to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator’s password
Description: A logic error existed in the validation of credentials. This was addressed with improved credential validation.


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