Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities exist in Apple AirPort wireless drivers. If exploited, this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
According to Apple:
Two separate stack buffer overflows exist in the AirPort wireless driver's handling of malformed frames.
An unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel (ring 0) privileges.
Apply updates from Apple
Turn your AirPort Card off when you're in situations where radio communication may be prohibited, such as in an airplane or at a hospital.
If you have disabled the AirPort port in Network preferences, then your AirPort Card is already turned off. To disable the AirPort port, choose Network Port Configurations from the Show pop-up menu and deselect the AirPort checkbox.
Thanks to Apple for providing information on this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2006-09-22|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-11-01 17:16 UTC|