Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : aircrack-ng (MDVSA-2013:251)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70518


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated aircrack-ng package fixes security vulnerability :

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Aircrack-ng. A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted dump file using Aircrack-ng, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition (CVE-2010-1159).


Update the affected aircrack-ng package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70518

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-251.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:aircrack-ng, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1159

BID: 39045

MDVSA: 2013:251