case western reserve university



Wireless (in)Security

November 20, 2006

The SANS Institute has recently announced a threat against various Broadcom wireless chipsets. The majority of Dell laptops have a broadcom wireless radio, and it is the BCWML5.SYS device driver that has the buffer overflow.

Drivers can be downloaded from

We will announce more details with updgrade options as the become available from vendors.

Apple has released a security update in September (Airport Updated 2006-001) that addressed this issue.

Posted by Thomas Siu at 11:49 AM

Powered by
Movable Type

Site Last Updated: Friday December 17, 2004 at 17:55:51