Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : madwifi-source (MDVSA-2008:007)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37962


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37962

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-007.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:madwifi-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wpa_gui, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wpa_supplicant, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5448

MDVSA: 2008:007

CWE: 20