GLSA-200706-04 : MadWifi: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 25474


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200706-04 (MadWifi: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Md Sohail Ahmad from AirTight Networks has discovered a divison by zero in the ath_beacon_config() function (CVE-2007-2830). The vendor has corrected an input validation error in the ieee80211_ioctl_getwmmparams() and ieee80211_ioctl_getwmmparams() functions(CVE-2007-2831), and an input sanitization error when parsing nested 802.3 Ethernet frame lengths (CVE-2007-2829).
Impact :

An attacker could send specially crafted packets to a vulnerable host to exploit one of these vulnerabilities, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MadWifi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/madwifi-ng-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 25474

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200706-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/12

Modified: 2015/11/10

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:madwifi-ng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2829, CVE-2007-2830, CVE-2007-2831

OSVDB: 36635, 36636, 36637

GLSA: 200706-04

CWE: 119