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CVE-2006-7180 Detail


ieee80211_output.c in MadWifi before 0.9.3 sends unencrypted packets before WPA authentication succeeds, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (related to network structure), and possibly cause a denial of service (disrupted authentication) and conduct spoofing attacks.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/16/2017

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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 CONFIRM 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 23434 External Source UBUNTU USN-479-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1187 External Source XF madwifi-wpa-weak-security(33514)

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