Apple Airport Extreme 0.1.27 Firmware memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Airport Extreme 0.1.27 (Router Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component Firmware. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 11/30/2006. The weakness was presented 12/05/2006 as confirmed advisory ( The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2006-6292 since 12/05/2006. The attack needs to approached within the local network. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 24241 (Mac OS X Airport Update 2007-001), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 21383), X-Force (30663), Secunia (SA23159), SecurityTracker (ID 1017328) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-14165).





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Partially

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 24241
Nessus Name: Mac OS X Airport Update 2007-001
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CVE: CVE-2006-6292 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 21383 - Apple AirPort Extreme Driver Beacon Frame Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 23159 - Apple AirPort Beacon Frame Denial of Service, Less Critical
X-Force: 30663
SecurityTracker: 1017328
Vulnerability Center: 14165 - Apple Airport Extreme in Mac OS X Denial of Service via Beacon Frames, Low
OSVDB: 30724 - CVE-2006-6292 - Apple - Airport Extreme - Denial of Service Issue
Vupen: ADV-2006-4822


Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 07/14/2019 09:44 AM
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