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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Two Weaknesses

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Release Date:  2007-04-10    Views:  11,228

Secunia Advisory SA24830

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two weaknesses have been reported in Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions or to disclose certain sensitive information.

1) An AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n allows incoming IPv6 connections in the default configuration where the option "Block incoming IPv6 connections" is not selected.

2) An unspecified error in the AirPort Disk Feature of AirPort Extreme Base Stations with 802.11n can be exploited to disclose filenames on password-protected disks.

Successful exploitation of weakness #2 requires access to the local network.


Solution:
Update to firmware version 7.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Iljitsch van Beijnum
2) Reported by the vendor

Original Advisory:
Apple:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305366

1) http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/2/14/7063

Deep Links:
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