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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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.
|Date First Published:||2006-11-29|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-11-30 16:26 UTC|