CVE number = CVE-2022-23088
This vulnerability in FreeBSD allows network-adjacent attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of FreeBSD Kernel.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the handling of 802.11 Wi-Fi beacon frames. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the kernel.
No workaround is available. Systems not using Wi-Fi are not affected.
FreeBSD has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.
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