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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

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has a wireless device driver that is prone to
a buffer overflow attack.

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Contact the device's manufacturer for an update.

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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