GLSA-200508-10 : Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2626