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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-7177

Original release date: 03/29/2007
Last revised: 11/15/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

MadWifi, when Ad-Hoc mode is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via unspecified vectors that lead to a kernel panic in the ieee80211_input function, related to "packets coming from a 'malicious' WinXP system."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/17/2007)
Not vulnerable. The MadWiFi wireless driver is not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: BID
Name: 23433
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:082
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26083
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-479-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24841
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25861
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:014
External Source: MISC
Name: http://madwifi.org/ticket/880
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070423 FLEA-2007-0012-1: madwifi

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