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[GLSA-200508-10] Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-10
(Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap
captures and to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.


With a specially crafted packet a possible hacker could cause Kismet to
execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1"

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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