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CVE-2017-7149 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in certain Apple products. macOS before 10.13 Supplemental Update is affected. The issue involves the "StorageKit" component. It allows attackers to discover passwords for APFS encrypted volumes by reading Disk Utility hints, because the stored hint value was accidentally set to the password itself, not the entered hint value.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101178 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039513 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://hackernoon.com/new-macos-high-sierra-vulnerability-exposes-the-password-of-an-encrypted-apfs-container-b4f2f5326e79 Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/10/05/urgent-update-your-mac-again-right-now/ Exploit Technical Description Third Party Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT208165 Vendor Advisory
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/05/apple_patches_password_hint_bug_that_revealed_password/ Exploit Press/Media Coverage Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
10.13


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-7149
NVD Published Date:
10/22/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019