Unpatched Mac OS X Zero-day Bug Allows Root Access Without Password


August 4, 2015

Hackers have their hands on something of your concern. A severe zero-day vulnerability in the latest, fully patched version of Apple’s Mac OS X is reportedly being exploited in the wild by the hackers.

The vulnerability could allow attackers to install malware and adware onto a target Mac, running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) operating system, without requiring victims to enter system passwords, a new report says.

The zero-day bug came over a week after security researcher Stefan Esser discovered a privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple’s OS X Yosemite that caused due to environment variable DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE and dynamic linker dyld, new error-logging features added to the operating system.

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