GLSA-200711-09 : MadWifi: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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'
element.

Impact :

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).

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-09.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27826 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5448