GLSA-200508-10 : Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19472


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-10 (Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap captures and to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.
Impact :

With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19472

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kismet, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2626, CVE-2005-2627

OSVDB: 18767, 18768, 18769

GLSA: 200508-10