Hard to criticize Apple in its management of the gap gap macOS. Less than 24 hours after its mediatization, the apple put online a fix to fill the hole. Recall that the latter offers a simple and foolproof way to take control of any Mac via the login screen. In the “System Preferences / Users and Groups” menu, simply enter root as the user name and leave the password blank. Validate several times and you may discover that you have just logged into your system as the root user, that is, in superuser mode.
But Apple may have gone a little fast since the patch in question generates a small technical problem. Once installed, it can prevent file sharing between multiple computers connected on the same professional or home network. Concretely, the connection or authentication to file shares is problematic.
Again, Apple quickly recognized the problem and proposes a solution to solve the problem. However, you must intervene in the command line interface.
The company has also made its mea-culpa on this case: “For any Apple product, security is a priority and we have unfortunately failed with this version of macOS operating system.When our engineers specialized in the field of security have found the problem on Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday at night in France) we immediately started working on an update to fix it.From 17h (French time) the update is available for download, and more late in the evening, it will be automatically installed on all computers with the latest version of macOS High Sierra (10.13.1) “.
And to continue: “We deeply regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for providing a version that includes this vulnerability but also for the concern that it has caused Our customers deserve better. we are in the process of sifting through our development processes so that it does not happen again. ”