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.
Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Katie Washok.
|Date First Published:||2006-08-04|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-09-18 18:01 UTC|