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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0376

Original release date: 01/22/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008


The 802.11 wireless client in certain operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 does not warn the user when (1) it establishes an association with a station in ad hoc (aka peer-to-peer) mode or (2) a station in ad hoc mode establishes an association with it, which allows remote attackers to put unexpected wireless communication into place.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5YP0D2KHHO.html
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015489
External Source: SREASON
Name: 349
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.theta44.org/karma/
External Source: XF
Name: windows-wireless-adhoc-unauth-access(24157)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060114 [NMRC Advisory] Microsoft Windows Wireless Exposure on Laptops
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.nmrc.org/pub/advise/20060114.txt
Type: Advisory

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