Archived - About the security content of AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware 7.3.1
This document describes the security content of AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware 7.3.1.
AirPort Extreme Base Station, Product Security
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AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n* Firmware Update 7.3.1
Available for: AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n*
Impact: A maliciously crafted AFP request may lead to a denial of service
Description: An input validation issue exists in the AirPort Extreme Base Station's handling of AFP requests, which may cause file sharing to become unresponsive. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of AFP requests. This issue does not affect Time Capsule or AirPort Express. Credit to Alex deVries for reporting this issue. The fix for this issue is available in the following separate updates:
- AirPort Extreme with 802.11n (Fast Ethernet) 7.3.1
- AirPort Extreme with 802.11n (Gigabit Ethernet) 7.3.1
(*) Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification