Apple is rolling out a security update for macOS High Sierra that fixes a recently discovered security flaw. The flaw was publicly disclosed only yesterday though, so Apple has been pretty fast with the update.
The company’s support page informs users of the Security Update 2017-001, confirming that it fixes the vulnerability. While some governments issued alerts advising Mac users to install the patch, the iPhone maker said its security engineers posted the patch no sooner the company's engineers learned of the flaw.
According to recent reports, a major flaw in macOS High Sierra allowed admin access to systems without using a password. The company recommends that you install the update as soon possible, which is the right thing to do anyway. The update started rolling out today, so you may not get it right away.
“Security is a top priority for every Apple product, and regrettably we stumbled with this release of macOS,” the company said in a statement. “We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again.”
You can find the update from the Mac app store in the updates section. It seems Apple will install the update directly without restarting your device.