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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.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.kismetwireless.net/blog/?entry=/kismet/entry-1124158146.txt


Solution:
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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