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Broadcom BCMWL5.SYS Wireless Driver Probe Response SSID Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of Broadcom wireless driver
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote Windows host has a wireless device driver that is prone to
a buffer overflow attack.
The Windows remote host contains a Broadcom wireless device driver.
The installed version of this driver on the remote host includes the
file 'bcmwl5.sys' that is reportedly affected by a stack-based
overflow vulnerability. A possible hacker within wireless range of the
affected host may be able to leverage this issue using a 802.11 probe
response with a long SSID field to execute arbitrary kernel-mode code
on the affected host.
See also :
Contact the device's manufacturer for an update.
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
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