Broadcom flaw spawns wireless risk

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 12:21 AM EST

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Broadcom wireless device drivers.

Flaws in handling 802.11 probe responses containing a long SSID field mean that systems that use the Broadcom BCMWL5.SYS wireless device driver are left open to buffer overflow attacks. The flaw might be used by hackers within radio range to inject hostile code into vulnerable systems. The list of potential targets (Broadcom partners) is extensive.

At The Register.

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