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Bug in macOS High Sierra Lets You Unlock App Store Preferences With Any Password

Bug in macOS High Sierra Lets You Unlock App Store Preferences With Any Password

Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:40pm by iClarified · 12466 views
A bug in macOS High Sierra lets you unlock App Store preferences using any password. The bug was identified in an Open Radar submitted Monday by eholtham, reports MacRumors.

Summary:
The AppStore Preferences in System Preferences can be unlocked by a local admin with any bogus password.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Log in as a local admin
2) Open App Store Prefpane from the System Preferences
3) Lock the padlock if it is already unlocked
4) Click the lock to unlock it
5) Enter any bogus password

It appears the issue has already been resolved in the third and fourth betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and it does not appear to be present on macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

This bug follows a major root password vulnerability that was discovered in macOS 10.13.1. The company has yet to respond to this issue.

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jamshaidali
jamshaidali - January 15, 2018 at 8:49pm
a1429
D4xM4Nx
D4xM4Nx - January 11, 2018 at 9:18am
Can't believe the sh*thole both, iOS and macOS have become... So Apple is the new Microsoft, the circle of life is full now.
Dr. Porn
Dr. Porn - January 10, 2018 at 9:31pm
For starters... I can retrieve all your passed porn sites where you have visited. Even the ones with animals. Lmfao!
macQthulu
macQthulu - January 10, 2018 at 5:54pm
so, what bad could someone do with that info?
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