Thursday, November 30, 2006

MOKB-30-11-2006: Apple Airport Extreme Beacon Frame Denial of Service

Apple Airport Extreme driver fails to handle certain beacon frames, leading to an out of bounds memory access, resulting in a so-called kernel panic. Other security implications may exist, although this hasn't been verified and no details can be provided until further research is done. This issue is being coordinated with Apple, and under common agreement it's been decided to keep the details private until a fix has been made available to end-users.