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Secunia Security Advisory 27938

Secunia Security Advisory 27938
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - mu-b has reported a vulnerability in Apple Mac OS X, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | apple, osx
MD5 | 9600ab03b33e486eec0fdd9bb86b1489

Secunia Security Advisory 27938

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TITLE:
Mac OS X vpnd Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA27938

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/27938/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Apple Macintosh OS X
http://secunia.com/product/96/

DESCRIPTION:
mu-b has reported a vulnerability in Apple Mac OS X, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within vpnd when handling
connections and can be exploited to stop the VPN daemon by sending a
specially crafted packet to the service.

The vulnerability is reported in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.0 (Leopard).
Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Restrict network access to the VPN daemon to trusted clients.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
mu-b

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/4690

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