Vulnerability Spotlight: Denial-of-service vulnerabilities in Linux kernel, W1.fi

Mitchell Frank and Mark Leonard of Cisco discovered these vulnerabilities. Blog by Jon Munshaw. Cisco Talos recently discovered two denial-of-service vulnerabilities in the open-source program W1.fi. Both of these vulnerabilities target hostapd. One could allow an attacker to forge authentication requests, while another could trigger a deauthentication, both resulting in a denial of service.

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