Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : madwifi-source (MDVSA-2008:007)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

MadWifi prior to allowed 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 would trigger an
assertion error.

Updated packages have been updated to to correct this issue.
Wpa_supplicant is built using madwifi-source and has been rebuilt
using source.

Solution :

Update the affected madwifi-source, wpa_gui and / or wpa_supplicant

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37962 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-007.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5448

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