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Vulnerability in the Wi-Fi modules

In the two non-wireless Internet access production Broadcom found serious flaw that can cause denial of service.

Researchers CoreSecurity Andres Blanco discovered a serious vulnerability in two Wi-Fi-module, which provides wireless access to the Internet, which are installed in a number of modern smartphones.

According to Blanco, chips made by Broadcom Corporation contain unterminated hole that attackers can use to carry out DoS-attacks.

In the study, Blanco found the vulnerability CVE-2012-2619 is present in the chipset BCM4325 and BCM4329 and allows a remote user to DoS-attack, using the read error beyond the borders of the data.

According to experts, the affected products Broadcom BCM4325 completed a number of modern gadgets production of various companies, including Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPod 2G, HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC Droid Incredible, Samsung Spica, Acer Liquid, Motorola Devour, and the car Ford Edge. (more…)