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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23861 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21486

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6332