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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5938

The iwl_set_rate function in compatible/iwl3945-base.c in iwlwifi 1.1.21 and earlier dereferences an iwl_get_hw_mode return value without checking for NULL, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via unspecified vectors during module initialization.
Publish Date : 2007-12-06 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-11-20 2007-11-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2008:0154: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22598 unix
RHSA-2008:0154: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080154 unix
The iwl_set_rate function in compatible/iwl3945-base.c in iwlwifi 1.1.21 and earlier dereferences an iwl_get_hw_mode ret... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10787 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5938

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Hardware Intel Pro Wireless 3945abg 1.1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Hardware Intel Wireless Wifi Link 4965agn 1.1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Intel Pro Wireless 3945abg 1
Intel Wireless Wifi Link 4965agn 1

- References For CVE-2007-5938

http://secunia.com/advisories/29236
SECUNIA 29236
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199209 CONFIRM
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/4211
VUPEN ADV-2007-4211
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26842
BID 26842 Intel Wireless WiFi Link iwlwifi NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability Release Date:2008-03-05
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0154.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0154
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.ipw3945.devel/1618
http://osvdb.org/44749
OSVDB 44749
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/repos/?p=iwlwifi.git;a=commitdiff;h=25db44d4cdfe31d59223d74cb577f4a71aff1a40 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5938

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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