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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:49 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-10 ] Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200508-10)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 19, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #102702
ID: 200508-10

Synopsis

Kismet is vulnerable to multiple issues potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Kismet is an 802.11 Layer 2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.

Affected Packages

Package: net-wireless/kismet
Vulnerable: < 2005.08.1
Unaffected: >= 2005.08.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap captures and to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.

Impact

With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1"


References

Kismet Release Notes
CVE-2005-2626
CVE-2005-2627


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