Linux Kernel Bug in Wi-Fi driver puts machines at risk

[German]Once again, a violent bug has been discovered in the Linux kernel that allows an attack on machines via Wi-Fi. Attackers can crash or even attack the machines via the vulnerability. The bug has been in the Linux kernel since 2013.


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The Bug has been mentioned on Twitter by Mico Waisman, who recently found the bug.

The error occurs with Wi-Fi direct connections in the Realtek Linux rtlwifi driver and causes a buffer overflow. There is now an entry CVE-2019-17666 for this bug. Arstechnica has published an article with further information on this topic here.


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