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Archived - About the security content of AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Firmware 7.2.1

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This document describes the security content of AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n* Firmware 7.2.1. Firmware version 7.2.1 is installed into an AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n* by running the AirPort Utility which is provided with the Base Station.

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AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n* Firmware 7.2.1

  • AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n*

    CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2242

    Available for: AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n*

    Impact: Remote attackers may be able to adversely affect network performance

    Description: A design issue exists in the IPv6 protocol's handling of type 0 routing headers. Depending on network topology and capacity, the reception of specially crafted IPv6 packets may lead to a reduction in network bandwidth. This update addresses the issue by disabling the support for type 0 routing headers. This issue does not affect the Gigabit Ethernet version of AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n*.

Installation note for Firmware version 7.2.1

Firmware version 7.2.1 is installed into an AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n* by running the AirPort Utility which is provided with the Base Station.

(*) Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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