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Airport Administrative Port Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Connects to port 5009 and says 'Hello'

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is an Apple Airport Wireless Access Point which
can be administrated on top of TCP port 5009.

There is a design flaw in the administrative protocol which makes
the clients which connect to this port send the password
in plain text (although slightly obsfuscated).

A possible hacker who has the ability to sniff the data going to this
device may use this flaw to gain its administrative password and
gain its control. Since the airport base station does not keep any
log, it will be difficult to acertain that administrative access
has been stolen.

Solution : Block incoming traffic to this port, and only administer
this base station when connected to it using a cross-over ethernet

Threat Level: Medium

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