Apple patches AirPort Extreme base station

Apple patches AirPort Extreme base station

Summary: Apple has released a firmware upgrade to fix a remotely exploitable security issue in the AirPort Extreme Base Station.The flaw, publicly known since April, could allow remote attackers  to adversely affect network performance," Apple said in an advisory.

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Apple has released a firmware upgrade to fix a remotely exploitable security issue in the AirPort Extreme Base Station.

The flaw, publicly known since April, could allow remote attackers  to adversely affect network performance," Apple said in an advisory.

The skinny (CVE-2007-2242):

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.

Mac OS X users are still waiting for a fix for a months-old flaw affecting Apple’s Java runtime.

Topics: Apple, Networking

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  • You risk your very life when you buy an Apple product!!

    Typical shoddy Apple QA but watch all the Mac zealots say:
    [i]This is no big deal at all. The worst that would have happened is you lose a bit of bandwidth, it isn't the end of the world or anything.[/i]

    ...

    Hmmm

    ...

    Damn... in this case even I, the grandest zealot of them all, would have to agree. Sorry guys, I tried to use this to paint Apple in a negative light but even my talent at making mountains out of molehills has a limit. I'll try harder next time. :)
    NonZealot
    • Sniff, sniff,...

      I think I have a tear in my eye. No mention of the Java flaw that Mac OS X users have been supposedly still waiting for?

      What's wrong with you?!?!
      Kid Icarus-21097050858087920245213802267493
  • Re: You risk your life with Apple Products......

    Read this Mr.Zealot Teen nearly killed when trying to cool an overheated X-Box:

    http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33493/98/

    Back to you Mr.Zealot!
    Kobashrer
    • Nice find!

      [i]Local media reports suggest that the teenager took the power supply, wrapped it in plastic and tape, and submerged it into a bowl of water while it was still plugged in. This caused an electrical shock and knocked the boy unconscious.[/i]

      I would suggest that the saddest thing about the story is that he didn't kill himself. Your story has made me re-evaluate my faith in Darwin.

      [i]Back to you Mr.Zealot![/i]

      And right back at you!
      [url=http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2003/11/15/broken_toe.html] Mac related injury [/url]
      NonZealot
  • Who uses Java?

    Now if it were a Javascript vulnerability, that would be another story.
    YinToYourYang-22527499