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Intel® Centrino Wireless Driver Malformed Frame Privilege Escalation

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00005
Product family Intel® 2100 PRO/Wireless Network Connection Hardware
Impact of vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Severity rating Moderate
Original release Jan 12, 2007
Last revised Jan 12, 2007


Summary: 

A security vulnerability exists in the Microsoft* Windows* drivers for the Intel® 2100 PRO/Wireless Network Connection Hardware because of the way that driver handles certain requests by applications. The vulnerability could potentially be exploited by injecting specially crafted malicious frames into the driver and with the aid of an application loaded on the local system kernel level privileges could potentially be obtained.

Description: 

This flaw is due to a memory corruption while handling requests for capabilities from higher-level protocol drivers or user-level applications.


Affected products:

Product

Application Versions

Driver Versions

Affected Versions

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection Intel® PROSet 7 1.x.x.x All prior to 7.1.4.6 w/ drvr 1.2.4.37

If you have Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection Hardware installed and are using Microsoft* Windows* on your system(s), your system could be affected. If you are unsure of the product in your system, please go to the following URL to identify it: http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-005905.htm.

Recommendations: 

While Intel is not aware of any malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory, users should upgrade the Microsoft* Windows* drivers for the Intel® 2100 PRO/Wireless Network Connection Hardware. The Following URL contains the software download which resolves this vulnerability.[http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-010623.htm]

Revision history:

Revision

Date

Description

1.0

12-January-2007

Migrating existing content to new Intel Product Security Center.

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