Vulnerability Note VU#870960
Apple Mac OS X PPP driver fails to properly validate PADI packets
The Apple Mac OS X PPP driver fails to properly handle PPPoE Active Discovery Initiation (PADI) packets. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.
The Apple Mac OS X PPP driver fails to properly handle PADI packets allowing a buffer overflow to occur. An attacker on a local network may be able to trigger the overflow by sending a specially crafted packet to a vulnerable system that has PPPoE enabled.
Note Apple states that PPPoE functionality is disabled by default.
This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||29 Nov 2006|
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This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007. Apple credits Mu Security with reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Apple and Mu Security.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4406
- Date Public: 28 Nov 2006
- Date First Published: 29 Nov 2006
- Date Last Updated: 30 Nov 2006
- Severity Metric: 13.23
- Document Revision: 17
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