Apple closes another Wi-Fi hole

by admin January 26, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Apple late on Thursday released a security update to plug a publicly known security hole in its AirPort product.

The update fixes a vulnerability that affects both the server and client versions of Mac OS X, Apple said in its alert. The problem was disclosed in November as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs campaign.

An attacker could exploit the flaw over a wireless network by sending malicious data to a vulnerable Mac, Apple said. “An attacker in local proximity may be able to trigger a system crash by sending a maliciously-crafted frame to an affected system,” it said in the alert.

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