Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22/24 vulnerability (USN-662-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37161 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4395