Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : madwifi-source (MDVSA-2008:007)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37962
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMadWifi prior to 0.9.3.3 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 0.9.3.3 to correct this issue.
Wpa_supplicant is built using madwifi-source and has been rebuilt using 0.9.3.3 source.
SolutionUpdate the affected madwifi-source, wpa_gui and / or wpa_supplicant packages.