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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5938

Original release date: 12/06/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The iwl_set_rate function in compatible/iwl3945-base.c in iwlwifi 1.1.21 and earlier dereferences an iwl_get_hw_mode return value without checking for NULL, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via unspecified vectors during module initialization.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low

**NOTE: Access Complexity scored Low due to insufficient information

Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.ipw3945.devel/1618
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10787
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/repos/?p=iwlwifi.git;a=commitdiff;h=25db44d4cdfe31d59223d74cb577f4a71aff1a40
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4211
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0154
External Source: BID
Name: 26842
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199209
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 44749

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10787
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/h:intel:pro_wireless_3945abg:1.1.21
* cpe:/h:intel:wireless_wifi_link_4965agn:1.1.21

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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