Security Update 2017-001 BREAKS File Sharing

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by joedec, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That is correct. You'll be ok as long as you don't reboot the computer, until Nvidia updates the driver again.
     
  2. joedec thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have two updates installed, both named the same "Security Update 2017-001". The macOS build version changes from 17B1002 to 17B1003 when the second is installed.
     
  3. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    Moreover, APPLE is out of sequence numbers: the security update by Nov 5th had also that same number.
    ;JOOP!
     
  4. gages macrumors member

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    Trying to figure out why is't the fix to enable a password for the root user?
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No. The version number is specific to this update. 17B1003 is unique to the 10.13.1 update. Digits aren’t considered separate from the 17B part of the build number.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 30, 2017 ---
    There’s no need to have root enabled for the vast majority of users. Having it enabled with a password increases the security risk for those people.
     
  6. Aguaman macrumors newbie

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    I just installed the security update, and suddenly AirDrop isn't working. Anyone else having this problem?

    After the update, I rebooted and applied Apple's fix for File Sharing. Still no AirDrop.
     
  7. solidstate94 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clarifying chrfr! I do not want to jump to conclusions but I remember reading either on the Support Page or directly in the App Store that no reboot is required. Could the Nvidia driver issue be the reason?

    For those that use the Nvidia driver, Nvidia has released an updated driver.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The reason for what? The fact that the update doesn't require a reboot has nothing to do with graphics drivers, if that's what you're asking.
     
  9. joedec thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, I tried Airdrop iPhone to Mac and Mac to iPhone, worked great.

    Mac to Mac fails miserably. The authentication request doesn't show up on the reciever and the sender is waiting, then finally I get a message file was rejected. Sometimes it actually starts the copy, with no authentication, takes forever and times out.

    Of course I don't know if it worked before the patch, since I rarely, almost never, use Airdrop.
     
  10. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    I noticed that the 'famous' update 2017-001 also pops up on Nov 5, then for 10.12.6
    My theory: the root bug was already known during Sierra and mended as above.
    Then High Sierra was released and, like it always seems to go, they forgot about that bug.
    Notice that many products get almost the same updates in past, present and early-bird releases,
    and all programmers know how confusing that can be, because those updates must differ in detail.
    ;JOOP!
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, the problem has never affected Sierra. That security update fixes all the stuff that was fixed in 10.13.1.
    You’re looking for a conspiracy that doesn’t exist.
     
  12. solidstate94 macrumors newbie

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    I was referring to the fact that no reboot was mandatory with the update since the Nvidia driver issue was already known.

    As a side question, what kind of updates require reboots please?

    Thanks!
     

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