Bug#631289: closed by Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> (Re: Bug#631289: iwlagn: Kernel 2.6.39-2-amd64 in Debian Testing causes Lenovo X201 and T500 wifi to crash Netgear DGN3500 ADSL router/Wifi access point)
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 06:21:56PM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 15:57 +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> [ . . . ]
> > > So there's a bug in the router.
> [ . . . ]
> It is not clear to me that it is certain that the problem is with the
> Netgear router,
If I can crash your router while standing outside your house, that is
a bug in your router.
> why can't it be a problem with the recently updated
> kernel? I suggest that it is premature to close this bug without any
> investigation unless it can be shown the changes in the kernel cannot be
> the cause of the problem.
It doesn't matter that the old kernel version didn't trigger this.
Any attacker could do the same.
> I have posted to the Netgear fora to raise the issue there. This may
> help in finding some resource to investigate the issue.
Right, that's probably the best way to make progress.
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