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Apple releases firmware security update for AirPort Extreme
Aug 29 2007 11:17PM
Todd Woodward (todd_woodward symantec com)
Apple today released "APPLE-SA-2007-08-29 Firmware version 7.2.1 for AirPort Extreme 802.11n* base stations."
In short, it resolves a remote vulnerability by disabling a specific routing header. The vulnerability can result in degradation of network bandwidth. As stated by Apple: "This issue does not affect the Gigabit Ethernet version of AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n."
Apple has not posted a public Knowledge Base document yet, but it will be available through the Security Updates page:
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Todd D. Woodward
Technical Support Engineer
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