Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
USN-662-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 8.10. This
update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 8.04 and 7.10.
Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper did not correctly handle
long ESSIDs. For a system using ndiswrapper, a physically near-by
attacker could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and
execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-4395).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37161 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4395