Question: Are there any known issues with Intel Centrino 2200BG clients?
Product and Software: This article applies to Intel Centrino 2200BG Clients.
The Intel Centrino 2200BG is a popular wireless network (802.11) card, commonly used in laptop computers. Its driver for Microsoft Windows contains a buffer overflow in its handling of wireless network traffic. A specially crafted wireless network frame could trigger this vulnerability, which would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges, completely compromising the vulnerable system. The wireless network interface on the vulnerable system need only be in range of the attacker; it need not be connected to any particular wireless network to be vulnerable. Full technical details and a proof-of-concept are publicly available for this vulnerability.
Status: Intel confirmed updates available. The patch can be accessed through the Intel site below.
Intel Security Advisory
Wikipedia Article on 802.11, the Wireless Network Protocol