Part of Apple's Mac OS X is built on top of a foundation that is prone for security vulnerabilities, according to a new research report.
Security researcher Digit-labs.org posted up concept program that could take advantage of the way Apple implements internet addresses.
The Mac OS uses Internet Protocol Version 6 software from an open-source project called KAME. Researchers have confirmed that this platform does not properly handle special compressed data packets, which a hacker can exploit.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can cause a vulnerable system to crash, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team stated concerning the matter.
Most Internet traffic is still routed using IPv4, however transition to new IPv6 networks are beginning to take place.
The agency recommends that until the code can be fixed, users should block incoming IPv6 packets coming into the network.
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