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Intel patches wireless vulnerabilities

Posted on Thursday, August 03 2006 @ 18:22:04 CEST by

Intel has fixed three problems that affect certain versions of its Pro/Wireless Network Connection Hardware and software part of its Centrino mobile platform.
The vulnerabilities lie in drivers from Microsoft, Intel said.

The flaws could allow an attacker near a Wi-Fi station to run unauthorized code on a victim's machine or gain kernel-level privileges.

A third vulnerability affects Intel's Proset/Wireless Software. It could lead to a hacker obtaining authentication credentials, Intel said.

So far, no attempts have been made to exploit the vulnerabilities, Intel said.
More info at Infoworld.



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