Current Description

The 802.11 wireless client in certain operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 does not warn the user when (1) it establishes an association with a station in ad hoc (aka peer-to-peer) mode or (2) a station in ad hoc mode establishes an association with it, which allows remote attackers to put unexpected wireless communication into place.

Basic Data

PublishedJanuary 22, 2006
Last ModifiedOctober 19, 2018
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.5
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000*sp2******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000*sp3******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000*sp4*fr****
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2003 Serverr2*******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows Xp*goldhome*****
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows Xp*goldprofessional*****

Vulnerable Software List

Microsoft Windows 2003 Server r2
Microsoft Windows 2000 *
Microsoft Windows Xp *


1015489 Advisory
20060114 [NMRC Advisory] Microsoft Windows Wireless Exposure on Laptops