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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-200706-04
(MadWifi: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Md Sohail Ahmad from AirTight Networks has discovered a divison by zero
in the ath_beacon_config() function (CVE-2007-2830). The vendor has
corrected an input validation error in the
ieee80211_ioctl_getwmmparams() and ieee80211_ioctl_getwmmparams()
functions(CVE-207-2831), and an input sanitization error when parsing
nested 802.3 Ethernet frame lengths (CVE-2007-2829).
An attacker could send specially crafted packets to a vulnerable host
to exploit one of these vulnerabilities, possibly resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with root privileges, or a Denial of
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-0.9.3.1'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0