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CVE-2006-7179 Detail

Description

ieee80211_input.c in MadWifi before 0.9.3 does not properly process Channel Switch Announcement Information Elements (CSA IEs), which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of communication) via a Channel Switch Count less than or equal to one, triggering a channel change.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/29/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://dev.lintrack.org/ticket/101
http://madwifi.org/ticket/963
http://madwifi.org/wiki/Releases/0.9.3
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-15.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:082
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_14_sr.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/466689/30/6900/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23436
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-479-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1187

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-7179
NVD Published Date:
03/29/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018