GLSA-200901-01 : NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 35345
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-01 (NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution)
Anders Kaseorg reported multiple buffer overflows related to long ESSIDs.
A physically proximate attacker could send packets over a wireless network that might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll NDISwrapper users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.53-r1'