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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2009-2189

Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10

Summary

The ICMPv6 implementation on the Apple Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme Base Station, and AirPort Express Base Station with firmware before 7.5.2 does not limit the rate of (1) Router Advertisement and (2) Neighbor Discovery packets, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption and device restart) by sending many packets.

  • LOW
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published