Apple releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.7 for AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule units

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Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 08:11
Category: News, security, Software

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It’s been a while since Apple released one of these.

On Wednesday, Apple released its AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.7 for its 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule units.

The update resolves the following security issues with the devices:

Available for: AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may obtain memory contents

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed in the OpenSSL library when handling TLS heartbeat extension packets. An attacker in a privileged network position could obtain information from process memory. This issue was addressed through additional bounds checking. Only AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac are affected, and only if they have Back to My Mac or Send Diagnostics enabled. Other AirPort base stations are not impacted by this issue.

CVE-2014-0160 : Riku, Antti, and Matti of Codenomicon and Neel Mehta of Google Security

The firmware requires AirPort Utility 6.3.1 or later on OS X or AirPort Utility 1.3.1 or later on iOS to perform the upgrade.

If you’ve tried the new firmware and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via Apple

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4 Responses to “Apple releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.7 for AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule units”

  1. Apple releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3 for AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule units: Tweet

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  2. Um, and unless I am wrong here, Apple just released update 7.7.7, REPLACING 7.7.3. At least that’s what was shown on my iMac Airport Utilities screen ten minutes ago.

  3. Since updating to 7.7.7 my wifi connection has been droppin like crazy and i am unable to reconnect. Hard wire works fine. Any one else with wifi issues after updating?

  4. The new firmware update shut down my Airport Extreme. After being on the phone with Apple for one an hour it was determined it could not be fixed and they are sending me a new one. The only bad thing about this is that it is Friday and they can’t ship till next week….so I will be out of wifi for a week.