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[GLSA-200612-09] MadWifi: Kernel driver buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MadWifi: Kernel driver buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-09
(MadWifi: Kernel driver buffer overflow)


Laurent Butti, Jerome Raznieski and Julien Tinnes reported a buffer
overflow in the encode_ie() and the giwscan_cb() functions from
ieee80211_wireless.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted wireless WPA packets
containing malicious RSN Information Headers (IE) that could
potentially lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code as the root
user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6332


Solution:
All MadWifi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/madwifi-ng-0.9.2.1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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