macOS 10.13 root Authentication Bypass Direct Check
High Nessus Plugin ID 104848
The remote host is running a version of macOS that is affected by a root authentication bypass vulnerability.
The remote host is running a version of macOS that has a root authentication bypass vulnerability. A local attacker or a remote attacker with credentials for a standard user account has the ability to blank out the root account password. This can allow an attacker to escalate privileges to root and execute commands and read files as a system administrator.
Enable the root account and set a strong root account password.