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CVE-2006-6332 Detail


Stack-based buffer overflow in net80211/ieee80211_wireless.c in MadWifi before allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, related to the encode_ie and giwscan_cb functions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/10/2006

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/17/2007)

Not vulnerable. The MadWiFi wireless driver is not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [Dailydave] 20061208 Madwifi SIOCSIWSCAN vulnerability (CVE-2006-6332) Patch External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200612-09 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#925529 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:074 Patch External Source BID 21486 External Source UBUNTU USN-404-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4901 External Source XF madwifi-giwscan-encode-bo(30800)

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