MACOS UPDATE ACCIDENTALLY UNDOES APPLE’S “ROOT” BUG PATCH

MACOS UPDATE ACCIDENTALLY UNDOES APPLE’S “ROOT” BUG PATCH

By | December 4th, 2017
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Apple scrambled to push out a software update for macOS High Sierra, to sew

up a glaring hole in the operating system's security measures


														
							

Multiple Mac users have confirmed to WIRED that Apple’s fix for that problem has a serious glitch of its own. Those who had not yet upgraded their operating system from the original version of High Sierra, 10.13.0, to the most recent version, 10.13.1, but had downloaded the patch, say the “root” bug reappears when they install the most recent macOS system update. And worse, two of those Mac users say they’ve also tried re-installing Apple’s security patch after that upgrade, only to find that the “root” problem stillpersists until they reboot their computer, with no warning that a reboot is necessary.

The bug in Apple’s bug-fix isn’t, of course, as bad as its original “root” problem. For one, it’s not clear how many High Sierra users might have installed the security patch before upgrading to the most recent version of the operating system, or even if everyone who did so is affected. Even among those who were affected, many likely have rebooted their computers, which should leave them protected.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni