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CVE-2017-13872 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. macOS High Sierra before Security Update 2017-001 is affected. The issue involves the "Directory Utility" component. It allows attackers to obtain administrator access without a password via certain interactions involving entry of the root user name.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/29/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 2.2


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101981 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039875 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/macos-bug-lets-you-log-in-as-admin-with-no-password-required/ Mitigation Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/pull/9302
https://objective-see.com/blog/blog_0x24.html Exploit Technical Description Third Party Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT208315 Vendor Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT208331
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/43201/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/43248/
https://www.wired.com/story/macos-update-undoes-apple-root-bug-patch/ Press/Media Coverage Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-13872
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2017
NVD Last Modified:
12/29/2017