macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 6 includes a fix for root password vulnerability

As expected, a sixth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 that was seeded today packs in a fix for the dangerous root password vulnerability that yesterday’s emergency update has already patched on Mac computers running the commercial macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 version.

As Apple’s emergency security update did not squash this bug in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 5 and earlier, they’ve now included it in beta 6 of the forthcoming software update.

MacRumors has confirmed that the vulnerability is no longer functional in beta 6.

When macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 releases later this month, people upgrading from older macOS versions will be safe knowing that their Mac won’t suffer from this dangerous bug.

If you’re Apple’s registered developer or a public beta tester enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program, you’re recommended to update your previous installation of the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta to beta 6 in order to increase the security of your Mac.