Vulnerability Note VU#180692
Apple Mac OS X AFP server vulnerable to DoS via maliciously-crafted AFP request
A vulnerability in the Apple Mac OS X AFP server may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition on an affected system.
The AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) service allows Apple Mac OS clients to access files remotely from a server. Apple's Mac OS X AFP server contains an unchecked error condition. When file sharing is enabled, a remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted invalid AFP request. This crafted AFP request may cause the service to crash, resulting in a denial-of-service condition. Apple states that any Mac OS X system with AFP server enabled is vulnerable; however, AFP server is not enabled by default on Apple Mac OS X.
When file sharing is enabled, a maliciously crafted AFP request may cause the AFP server to crash, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.
Disable file sharing if it is not required. File sharing can be disabled in the "Sharing" settings of system preferences.
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||02 Aug 2006||04 Aug 2006|
Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Katie Washok.
01 Aug 2006
Date First Published:
04 Aug 2006
Date Last Updated:
18 Sep 2006
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