Scientific Linux Security Update : madwifi on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60322
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMadwifi 0.9.3.2 and earlier allows 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 triggers an assertion error, related to net80211/ieee80211_scan_ap.c and net80211/ieee80211_scan_sta.c. (CVE-2007-5448, Moderate).
SolutionUpdate the affected madwifi package.