Dell has released a 52 MB patch for its affected drivers: The company lists a wide array of adapters including Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1390, 1450, and 1500, and the TrueMobile 1300 and 1400 series of mini-PCI and PC Cards. That's one huge download to replace what's apparently not a ton of code. But it must include all the associated software that runs the system, too, as well as every patch for every device. The flaw in Broadcom's drivers can allow a proximate user to crash or own a system; Broadcom released patches to manufacturers some weeks ago, and they will now appear quite rapidly for end user and corporate customers, I would guess. [Thanks to Paul D. for the link.]
The Month of Kernel Bugs (MoKB) releases No. 16, affecting the NetGear WG111v2's driver: The report says this flaw is in the driver for a USB adapter, which generates a "stack-based buffer overflow"--a typical way to force arbitrary code execution--when a beacon is received that contains more than 1100 bytes in its payload. This does not require network association, as beacons are sent without association. There's no patch at this writing. (Back in 2002 at Wi-Fi Planet, Jim Geier's beacon tutorial notes that the average beacon frame is just 50 bytes long, although the article predates 802.11g.)
Snippet from an interview I did with LMH:
Q: Beyond what we've already seen (Mac, Windows, wireless drivers, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris), are you planning to look in new areas? What can we expect to see in the second half of November?
A: If I have enough time, I might have a look at smart phones and PDA-type devices, maybe find some Bluetooth issues. Maybe you'll see some more bugs in different BSD flavors. More wireless bugs are coming for sure.
Actually, we're working on at least one that will be related to the 'shipping' Intel-based Macs such as the new Mac Book laptops, but there's work to be done around it. Think AirPort. We might even have a third-party (ZERT) patch depending on time, risk and availability of vendor patches.