Ubuntu 6.10 : linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17 vulnerability (USN-404-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Laurent Butti, Jerome Razniewski, and Julien Tinnes discovered that
the MadWifi wireless driver did not correctly check packet contents
when receiving scan replies. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted packet and execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27992 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21486

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6332