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|Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:49 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-10 ] Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200508-10)
Date: August 19, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Kismet is vulnerable to multiple issues potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
Kismet is an 802.11 Layer 2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
Vulnerable: < 2005.08.1
Unaffected: >= 2005.08.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap captures and to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.
With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1"
Kismet Release Notes
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