About the security content of AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7

This document describes the security content of AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7.

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AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7

  • AirPort Base Station Firmware

    Available for: AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11n; AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac

    Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in DNS data parsing. This issue was addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7029 : Alexandre Helie

Installation note for AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7

Firmware version 7.6.7 and 7.7.7 is installed on AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11n as well as AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac using AirPort Utility for Mac or iOS.

Use AirPort Utility 6.3.1 or later on OS X or AirPort Utility 1.3.1 or later on iOS to upgrade to Firmware version 7.6.7 and 7.7.7.

AirPort Utility for Mac is a free download from the Apple Downloads page and AirPort Utility for iOS is a free download from the App Store.

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