Wave of WiFi Bugs Won't Bite

A little wary of getting hacked over that free WiFi at your local coffee shop these days? The risk may be slightly higher, given the cornucopia of wireless vulnerabilities and exploits released by the Month of Kernel Bugs (MOKB) this month.

MOKB has unleashed flaws in several different wireless card device drivers, Apple's Airport 802.11, Broadcom's BCMWL5.SYS, D-Link's DWL-G132, and NetGear's WG111v2, and another NetGear bug was expected to be today's feature bug. These aren't the first high-profile wireless bugs to emerge: a vulnerability was found in Intel's Centrino, for instance, prior to MoKB and has since been patched, and there have been others as well.

Researchers who found the MOKB wireless bugs, which each allow an attacker to execute code on the victim's machine, say there are more to come. (See Broadcom's Buffer Problem.)

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— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

gc234 12/5/2012 | 3:34:26 AM
re: Wave of WiFi Bugs Won't Bite D-Link now has an updated driver available on the support web site (support.dlink.com) that fixes the buffer overflow error to address the possibility of an external exploit on the DWL-G132
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