Broadcom Wireless Driver (BCMWL5.SYS) Probe Response SSID Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 23637
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has a wireless device driver that is prone to a buffer overflow attack.
DescriptionThe Windows remote host contains a Broadcom wireless device driver.
The installed version of this driver on the remote host includes the file 'bcmwl5.sys' that is reportedly affected by a stack-based overflow vulnerability. An attacker within wireless range of the affected host may be able to leverage this issue using a 802.11 probe response with a long SSID field to execute arbitrary kernel-mode code on the affected host.
SolutionContact the device's manufacturer for an update.