Intel PRO/Wireless malformed beacon frame code execution

intel-wireless-beacon-code-execution (30949) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Driver could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error when handling malicious beacon frames. A remote attacker within range of the affected Wi-Fi station could exploit this vulnerability by sending malformed frames to execute arbitrary code on the affected system with kernel level privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.8
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG driver, available from the Intel Web site. See References.

References:

  • Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection Web site: Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection for Mobile - Overview.
  • BID-21641: Intel 2200BG 802.11 Driver Beacon Frame Remote Code execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-6651: Race condition in W29N51.SYS in the Intel 2200BG wireless driver 9.0.3.9 allows remote attackers to cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code via a series of crafted beacon frames. NOTE: some details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 32346: Intel 2200BG W29N51.SYS Driver Beacon Frame Race Condition Memory Corruption
  • OSVDB ID: 37996: Intel 2200BG 802.11 Wireless Mini-PCI (w29n51.sys) Crafted Disassociation Packets Remote DoS
  • SA23338: Intel 2200BG W29N51.SYS Driver Beacon Frame Race Condition

Platforms Affected:

  • Intel 2200BG PROSet Wireless

Reported:

Dec 19, 2006

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