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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200901-01 ] NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution

From: Robert Buchholz <rbu_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 00:38:26 GMT
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org

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Severity: High Title: NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution Date: January 11, 2009 Bugs: #239371 ID: 200901-01
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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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-wireless/ndiswrapper < 1.53-r1 >= 1.53-r1

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:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=net-wireless/ndiswrapper-1.53-r1"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-4395
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4395

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200901-01.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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