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CVE-2006-7178 Detail


MadWifi before 0.9.3 does not properly handle reception of an AUTH frame by an IBSS node, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a certain AUTH frame.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/29/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 CONFIRM Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200704-15 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:082 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:014 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070423 FLEA-2007-0012-1: madwifi External Source BID 23431 External Source UBUNTU USN-479-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1187

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