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Archived - About the security content of AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002

This document describes the security content of AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002

  • AirPort

    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-6292

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.8, Mac OS X Server v10.4.8

    Impact: Attackers on the wireless network may cause system crashes

    Description: An out-of-bounds memory read may occur while handling wireless frames. An attacker in local proximity may be able to trigger a system crash by sending a maliciously-crafted frame to an affected system. This issue affects the Core Duo version of Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers equipped with wireless. Other systems, including the Core 2 Duo versions are not affected. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of wireless frames. Credit to LMH for reporting this issue.

Additional Information

The security fix described above (CVE-2006-6292) was originally released in AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001. The identical fix is also present in AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002, which contains an additional non-security fix for a compatibility issue when using certain third-party access points configured to use WEP. Systems which installed AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001 are correctly patched for CVE-2006-6292. Installing AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 is recommended to obtain the additional compatibility fix. Affected systems that have not yet applied AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001 should apply AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002.

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