Scientific Linux Security Update : madwifi on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60322


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Madwifi 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).


Update the affected madwifi package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60322

File Name: sl_20071203_madwifi_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/03/06

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5448

CWE: 20