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Among the resolved security issues is a bug that allowed a remote attacker to leak memory through an errant out-of-bounds read capability.
Three denial of service issues were addressed in the patch, two of which could be triggered remotely through faulty code.
Apple has released a firmware update for Air Port Extreme and Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Wi-Fi that’s aimed at improving security.
The company says the software update is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations.
“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourage users and administrators to review the Apple security page for Air Port Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 and apply the necessary updates.”Apple’s own description of this update is couched in general terms, just saying that version 7.8.1 “improves the security of your base station.” The company’s support website has instructions on how to install this firmware update.
Apple's Air Port Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 includes fixes for eight identified bugs impacting Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base station hardware with 802.11ac connectivity.
Apple discontinued the Air Port line of wireless routers last year but continues to support them, including efforts to keep out hackers.
The US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a statement urging users of networking equipment to install a new firmware patch to block attacks.