Apple has launched a supplemental exchange to macOS High Sierra 10.13 to take care of a software program program vulnerability in Disk Utility software program that was revealing the passwords of encrypted Apple File System (APFS) volumes in plain textual content material. It moreover addresses a vulnerability in Keychain security mechanism.

Matheus Mariano, a Brazil based software program program developer not too way back discovered and demonstrated a bug in Disk Utility software program that uncovered the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes. After a client would unmount and remount a newly created encrypted APFS amount, the “Show Hint” button would reveal the password instead of password hint, Mariano outlined.

The supplemental exchange to macOS High Sierra 10.13, which was launched to public ultimate month, addresses that bug. Additionally Apple moreover launched a help doc alongside the model new software program program exchange to data clients how they may protect their data if the aforementioned vulnerability affected them.

In a separate help doc, Apple talked about the supplemental exchange may additionally restore a vulnerability that will let a hacker bypass the Keychain’s security mechanism using a third-party software program to steal usernames and passwords. This vulnerability was first highlighted by ex-NSA analyst Partrick Wardle.

According to Apple, the exchange moreover fixes a cursor graphic bug in Adobe InDesign, and resolves an issue the place messages couldn’t be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail. The exchange moreover improves installer robustness.

macOS High Sierra, which Apple first unveiled at WWDC developer conference earlier this yr, presents a recent file system APFS, Metal 2 graphics enhancements, new capabilities in Safari, and enhancements to agency’s private apps equal to Notes, Mail and Photos. It’s a free enhance over macOS Sierra that Apple launched ultimate yr.


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