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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All MadWifi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/madwifi-ng-0.9.2.1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23861 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6332