GLSA-200901-01 : NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution

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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-200901-01
(NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution)

Anders Kaseorg reported multiple buffer overflows related to long
ESSIDs.

Impact :

A physically proximate attacker could send packets over a wireless
network that might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with root
privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200901-01.xml

Solution :

All NDISwrapper users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.53-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35345 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4395