Apple AirPort Base Station (802.11n) Firmware < 7.6.4 Remote DoS (APPLE-SA-2013-09-06-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote network device is affected by a denial of service
vulnerability.

Description :

According to the firmware version collected via SNMP, the remote
AirPort Extreme Base Station / AirPort Express Base Station / Apple
Time Capsule reportedly does not properly parse small frames with
incorrect lengths. An associated client might be able to leverage
this vulnerability to cause a termination of the base station system.

See also :

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5920
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Sep/msg00000.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/528462/30/0/threaded

Solution :

Upgrade the firmware to version 7.6.4 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 69817 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62262

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5132