Wi-Fi hardware holed by security flaw

Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 12:09 AM EST

Windows computers are open to direct attack from a hole in the widely-used Broadcom Wi-Fi driver, security researchers have warned.

The flaw was publicized as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs (MoKB) project organized by researcher HD Moore. According to the MoKB advisory, the Broadcom BCMWL5.SYS driver is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow that could allow kernel-mode execution of malicious code.

At NetworkWorld.

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