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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      Last Modified:  11/29/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-13872
Original release date:
11/29/2017
Last revised:
12/29/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
8.1 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
2.2
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
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 Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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

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