This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-09
(MadWifi: Denial of Service)
Clemens Kolbitsch and Sylvester Keil reported an error when processing
beacon frames with an overly large 'length' value in the 'xrates'
A remote attacker could act as an access point and send a specially
crafted packet to an Atheros based wireless client, possibly resulting
in a Denial of Service (kernel panic).
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-0.9.3.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27826 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5448