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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.