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
updates.

Description :

MadWifi prior to 0.9.3.3 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 0.9.3.3 to correct this issue.
Wpa_supplicant is built using madwifi-source and has been rebuilt
using 0.9.3.3 source.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

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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