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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-06:05.80211.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-06:05.80211.asc

Insight

Insight

The IEEE 802.11 network subsystem of FreeBSD implements the protocol negotiation used for wireless networking. An integer overflow in the handling of corrupt IEEE 802.11 beacon or probe response frames when scanning for existing wireless networks can result in the frame overflowing a buffer.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-06:05.80211.asc

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