Security Bug In MacOS High Sierra Grants Permission To Access App Store Preferences Without The Passkey

Posted: Jan 30 2018, 1:54am CST | by , in News | Apple

Security bug in macOS High Sierra grants permission to access App Store Preferences without the passkey

A lot of electronic devices manufacturers are overwhelmed with a number of security bugs revealed in a bunch of software and hardware. Tech giants like Dell, AMD, and a lot more are facing severe security bugs in processor designs and software. Apple itself recently patched a bug that allowed anyone to access system administrator in macOS High Sierra by leaving the password field blank.

Another discovery revealed to the public about macOS High Sierra allows any administrator account to access App Store preferences without a correct password. The bug report was filed in an open Radar, and was discovered in macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2, the latest macOS build made available for the public.

The beta build, macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3, shows that the bug is no longer an issue there, which means that Apple has reacted to the report and patched its software. Keep in mind the bug can be observed when logged in via the administrator account.

All you have to is to bring up the sign in dialogue box on a logged-out App Store section in System Preferences, enter the correct username and any password, and click on the Unlock button.

It’s good to see that the company didn’t waste time in patching the software and reacted quickly to the issue, but it would have been even better if the issue didn’t came up in the first place.

But this is how the software world works, with millions of lines of code and source code files having the size in GBs, bugs can go unlooked. The good part is that Apple didn’t waste time in patching the software.

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