Apple issues AirPort Extreme security update

Apple issues AirPort Extreme security update


Apple issues AirPort Extreme security update

Apple has introduced an AirPort Extreme software update for users of Intel Macs.

The 6.5MB update is described by the company as: “Recommended for all Intel-based Macs and provides compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks.”

The update fixes a vulnerability that affects both the server and client versions of Mac OS X and was disclosed as part of the month of Apple bugs project.

The flaw meant attackers on the wireless network could cause system crashes by sending a maliciously crafted frame to an affected system.

This issue affects the Core Duo version of Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers equipped with wireless. Other systems, including the Core 2 Duo versions are not affected. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of wireless frames.

The update is available for multiple operating languages and requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 and an Intel-based Mac.

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