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Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:05:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: FreeBSD/NetBSD 802.11 kernel memory

----- Original Message -----
> NetBSD has committed a fix for an issue in the 802.11 stack [1].
> FreeBSD is also affected and should release a fix shortly. Due to a
> signedness error in the IEEE80211_IOC_CHANINFO ioctl, a local
> unprivileged user could cause the kernel to copy large amounts of
> kernel memory back to the user, disclosing potentially sensitive
> information. The issue only affects certain non-x86 architectures,
> such as SPARC.
> -Dan
> [1]

I'm not entirely sure how to assign CVE ids for this. Is the code in
question shared between FreeBSD and NetBSD, or is it different codebases
but the same flaw?



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