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Qualcomm exploits in wifi drivers for Netgear routers

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Killhippie, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Killhippie

    Killhippie Senior Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I just noticed this article in The Register which seems to point fingers at new bugs in Qualcomm chipsets which are used in Android devices and of course routers. Will this have any effect on Netgear routers using Qualcomm chipsets like the R7800?
    Quote and link are below

    "Scotty Bauer, a Linux kernel developer, described in detail on Monday how he found a bunch of exploitable programming blunders in the qcacld Wi-Fi driver that supports Qualcomm Atheros chipsets. These chips and their associated driver are used in a number of Android phones, tablets, routers, and other gizmos, including some Pixel and Nexus 5 handhelds, for wireless networking."

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