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Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

AirPort Update 2006-001 / Security Update 2006-005 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for the version of the Airport drivers

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the AirPort
Wireless card.

Description :

The remote host is missing a security update regarding the drivers of
the AirPort wireless card.

A possible hacker in the proximity of the target host may exploit this flaw
by sending malformed 802.11 frames to the remote host and cause a stack
overflow resulting in a crash of arbitrary code execution.

Solution :

Apple has released a patch for this issue :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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