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Broadcom BCMWL5.SYS Wireless Driver Probe Response SSID Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of Broadcom wireless driver

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has a wireless device driver that is prone to
a buffer overflow attack.

Description :

The Windows remote host contains a Broadcom wireless device driver.

The installed version of this driver on the remote host includes the
file 'bcmwl5.sys' that is reportedly affected by a stack-based
overflow vulnerability. A possible hacker within wireless range of the
affected host may be able to leverage this issue using a 802.11 probe
response with a long SSID field to execute arbitrary kernel-mode code
on the affected host.

See also :

http://projects.info-pull.com/mokb/MOKB-11-11-2006.html
http://isotf.org/advisories/zert-01-111106.htm
http://isc.incidents.org/diary.php?storyid=1845

Solution :

Contact the device's manufacturer for an update.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21007

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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