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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200901-01 ] NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execut Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution (GLSA 200901-01)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 11, 2009
Bug(s): #239371
ID: 200901-01

Synopsis

Multiple buffer overflows might lead to remote execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Background

NDISwrapper is a Linux kernel module that enables the use of Microsoft Windows drivers for wireless network devices.

Affected Packages

Package: net-wireless/ndiswrapper
Vulnerable: < 1.53-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.53-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Anders Kaseorg reported multiple buffer overflows related to long ESSIDs.

Impact

A physically proximate attacker could send packets over a wireless network that might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NDISwrapper users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.53-r1"


References

CVE-2008-4395
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