CVE-2017-7149

LOW

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.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101178

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039513

https://hackernoon.com/new-macos-high-sierra-vulnerability-exposes-the-password-of-an-encrypted-apfs-container-b4f2f5326e79

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/10/05/urgent-update-your-mac-again-right-now/

https://support.apple.com/HT208165

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/05/apple_patches_password_hint_bug_that_revealed_password/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-23

Updated: 2019-10-03

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH