GLSA-200508-10 : Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 an attacker 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.

See also :

http://www.kismetwireless.net/blog/?entry=/kismet/entry-1124158146.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-10.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19472 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2626
CVE-2005-2627