AirPort Extreme software updated

AirPort Extreme software updated

Summary: Apple last night released the second software update for the AirPort Extreme. AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 weighs in at 6.5MB and is recommended for all Intel-based Macs and "improves compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks."

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Apple last night released the second software update for the AirPort Extreme. AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 weighs in at 6.5MB and is recommended for all Intel-based Macs and "improves compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks."

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This update also improves compatibility for the MacBook Core 2 Duo and the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo when using certain third-party access points configured to use WEP Open System security.

This update also addresses a security issue outlined in Article ID: 305031:

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.

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  • Looks like a patch to that wireless exploit...

    Looks like a patch to that update to the wireless exploit from Blackhat last year.
    olePigeon
    • Shame on you!

      Don't y9u know there was no hack, it was all in the imagination of George Ou, and the Mac faithful have not yet sufficiently punished Ou for the audacity to assert that there was a hack?

      Careful, you are risking be associated with such a yellow journalist as well as risking the wrath of the Apple core who jump in to defend Apple/Jobs at the mere mention of their names.

      Facts are irrelevant when it comes to the Mac brigade.
      Confused by religion
      • You forgot to mention the disclaimer

        [i]* Note that it is [b]possible[/b] that Apple software/hardware could have flaws in it so you can't quote us (the Apple zealots) as ever writing that Apple products are flawless. That being said, no such flaws have ever been exposed and every time someone claims to have found a flaw, we will call them liars and M$ $hills.[/i]
        NonZealot
        • But wait...

          If you believe Maynor the patch that mattered for his "exploit" was issued months ago. Can't the two of you keep up?
          zkiwi
        • You keep forgetting

          In Windows they are known as [i]flaws[/i], in OSX they are known as [i]Undocumented Features[/i]
          John Zern