GLSA-200508-10 : Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19472
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1'