Atheros Communications AR5416-AC1E Information Element Denial of Service Vulnerability

Atheros Communications AR5416-AC1E is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data.

Attackers can exploit this issue to crash the affected device that uses the chipset, denying service to legitimate users. Given the nature of this issue, attackers may also be able to run arbitrary code, but this has not been confirmed.

Atheros AR5416-AC1E included in Linksys WRT35ON wireless router running firmware 2.00.17 is vulnerable; other devices running different firmware may also be affected.


 

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