Scientific Linux Security Update : madwifi on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Madwifi 0.9.3.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (panic) via a beacon frame with a large length value in the
extended supported rates (xrates) element, which triggers an assertion
error, related to net80211/ieee80211_scan_ap.c and
net80211/ieee80211_scan_sta.c. (CVE-2007-5448, Moderate).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?39c83820

Solution :

Update the affected madwifi package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60322 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5448