When a major security vulnerability in Apple's OS X desktop operating system is made known to the public, you can typically count on Apple to have a fix for the problem within a week or two, but something went wrong in the latest release of OS X 10.10.3.

OS X 10.10.3 was released to the public just less than two weeks ago with an all-new Photos application for OS X, new diversified Emojis, improvements to logging into Google accounts, and more. With it, came a patch for a security flaw code-named RootPipe by the security researcher(s) that found it.

As reported by Forbes, Former NSA employee Patrick Wardle has noted that even post-OS X 10.10.3, the vulnerability is still there, even after having been documented on Apple's Web site as having been patched in OS X 10.10.3. The exploit opens up root access on said machine to the hacker so that they can start modifying nearly any system file.

Wardle has reportedly sent in more information to Apple about the issue not being fixed and hopes to see it fixed shortly. Wardle has also uploaded the following video to Vimeo showing the exploit in action:

Hopefully Apple will launch a real patch for the issue in due time for its OS X machines so that users can feel safe from the RootPipe vulnerability.

Sources: Forbes