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.
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Apple has addressed this issue in Security Update 2006-004.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||02 Aug 2006||04 Aug 2006|
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Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Katie Washok.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3496
- Date Public: 01 Aug 2006
- Date First Published: 04 Aug 2006
- Date Last Updated: 18 Sep 2006
- Severity Metric: 0.81
- Document Revision: 21
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