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Apple issues iPhoto, AirPort Extreme software updates

Apple over the course of the past 24 hours has released two small software updates — one targeting that latest version of its iPhoto application and a second aimed at its 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station.

iPhoto 7.0.2

Released late Tuesday, iPhoto 7.0.2 [8.8MB] addresses issues associated with publishing to .Mac Web Gallery, rebuilding thumbnails, and editing books.

The update also addresses a number of other minor issues, Apple said.

AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Firmware 7.2.1

On Wednesday, Apple released AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11n Firmware 7.2.1 [4.6MB], which is certified for the 802.11n draft 2.0 specification. It also includes bug fixes and security updates.

Specifically, the update patches a glitch that could leave the routers vulnerable to remote attackers who wish to adversely affect network performance.

"A design issue exists in the IPv6 protocol's handling of type 0 routing headers," Apple said. "Depending on network topology and capacity, the reception of specially crafted IPv6 packets may lead to a reduction in network bandwidth.

The issue, which does not affect the Gigabit Ethernet version of AirPort Extreme Base Station, was addressed by disabling the support for type 0 routing headers.