: major bug


csonni
Nov 29th, 2017, 08:22 AM
I tried logging in as explained in this link but couldn’t succeed. Anyone try this? Could it affect just certain systems?

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/28/macos-high-sierra-bug-admin-access/

WCraig
Nov 29th, 2017, 09:22 AM
It is an issue on High Sierra only. Not present on other OS versions.

Apple is expected to release a fix immediately.

Apple says fix incoming for macOS High Sierra root access bug (http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/11/28/apple-says-fix-incoming-for-macos-high-sierra-root-access-bug)

Craig

HowEver
Nov 29th, 2017, 09:54 AM
Here's a fix for now (from a user on MacRumors); just remember that using Terminal is not for the faint of heart--then again, so is not including easy access to your stuff:


Easy to fix. Just launch a Terminal window. Type in the first line below and hit return.
sudo passwd -u root
Password: <enter your password here>
Changing password for root.
New password: <enter a password for root user>
Retype new password: <enter same password again for root user>

csonni
Nov 29th, 2017, 01:48 PM
It is an issue on High Sierra only. Not present on other OS versions.

Apple is expected to release a fix immediately.

Apple says fix incoming for macOS High Sierra root access bug (http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/11/28/apple-says-fix-incoming-for-macos-high-sierra-root-access-bug)

Craig

Tried it again and, sure enough, I was in.

pm-r
Nov 29th, 2017, 02:51 PM
For those High Sierra users, and are concerned and want a fix, check your Apple Update as I believe Apple has released an update or patch.

gwillikers
Nov 29th, 2017, 07:36 PM
I used to be an early adopter to each new OS up until High Sierra. I'm waiting for another point release, or two, until I jump onboard. I just felt that APFS was half-baked upon release, and there were other hiccups too. Now this latest security bug. Yikes.

:eek:

pm-r
Nov 29th, 2017, 11:37 PM
I used to be an early adopter to each new OS up until High Sierra. I'm waiting for another point release, or two, until I jump onboard.


I'd say that you will even beat me getting High Sierra installed and actually used. XX)

- Patrick
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polywog
Nov 30th, 2017, 06:13 AM
For those High Sierra users, and are concerned and want a fix, check your Apple Update as I believe Apple has released an update or patch.

I got a notification this morning on my Mac that Apple had installed a security patch. It did not show up in Updates as "Installed" in App Store though.

SINC
Nov 30th, 2017, 09:38 AM
I got a notification this morning on my Mac that Apple had installed a security patch. It did not show up in Updates as "Installed" in App Store though.

I got a notice this morning, installed it and it showed up on the App Store immediately after the install completed.

eMacMan
Nov 30th, 2017, 12:21 PM
Sums it up nicely.
The Joy of Tech comic... An apology from Apple (http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/2472.html)

gwillikers
Dec 1st, 2017, 09:52 PM
Apple's Mac division is losing it...

https://www.wired.com/story/macos-update-undoes-apple-root-bug-patch/

:confused:

pm-r
Dec 1st, 2017, 11:03 PM
Apple's Mac division is losing it…
… … …
:confused:


Unfortunately, their OS X division has been doing so for quite a few years now. :(

I'll withhold any iOS comments here.


- Patrick
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krs
Dec 4th, 2017, 12:07 AM
Unfortunately, their OS X division has been doing so for quite a few years now. :(

You can say that again !!!

I'm still on El Capitan and find small, but annoying bugs, weekly.

Issues I never had when I ran 10.6.8 - unfortunately I couldn't stay on that OS.