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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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


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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 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

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