Apple Mac OS X vpnd denial of service
|macos-vpnd-dos (38855)||Medium Risk|
Apple Mac OS X virtual private network daemon (vpnd) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an arithmetic exception error in the accept_connections() function. By sending a specially-crafted packet, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash the affected service.
Denial of Service
Upgrade to the latest version of Apple Mac OS X (10.5.4 or later), available from the Apple Mac OS X Web site. See References.
- Apple Mac OS X Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2008-004 and Mac OS X 10.5.4.
- Apple Mac OS X Web site: Apple - Mac OS X.
- BID-26699: Apple Mac OS X VPND Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-6276: The accept_connections function in the virtual private network daemon (vpnd) in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 before 10.5.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and daemon crash) via a crafted load balancing packet to UDP port 4112.
- OSVDB ID: 40278: Apple Mac OS X vpnd accept_connections Function Crafted UDP Packet Remote DoS
- SA27938: Mac OS X vpnd Denial of Service Vulnerability
- SA30802: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1019052: Mac OS X vpnd Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5
Dec 04, 2007
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