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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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