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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Update 2017-001
30 November 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apple High Sierra
Operating System: OS X
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-13872
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APPLE-SA-2017-11-29-1 Security Update 2017-001
Security Update 2017-001 is now available and addresses the following:
Directory Utility 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
When you install Security Update 2017-001 on your Mac, the build number of
macOS will be 17B1002. Learn how to find the macOS version and build number on
your Mac at https://support.apple.com/HT201260.
If you require the root user account on your Mac, see
https://support.apple.com/HT204012 for information on how to enable the root
user and change the root user's password.
Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates web site:
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