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[security-alerts] FW: [SA23277] MadWifi Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> TITLE:
> MadWifi Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA23277
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/23277/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Moderately critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> System access
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> SOFTWARE:
> MadWifi 0.x
> http://secunia.com/product/12842/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> Laurent Butti, Jerome Raznieski, and Julien Tinnes have reported a
> vulnerability in MadWifi, which can be exploited by malicious people
> to compromise a vulnerable system.
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error and can be
> exploited to cause a buffer overflow, which allows execution of
> arbitrary code with kernel privileges.
> 
> The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.9.2.1.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Update to version 0.9.2.1.
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> The vendor credits Laurent Butti, Jerome Raznieski, and Julien
> Tinnes.
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> http://madwifi.org/wiki/news/20061207/release-0-9-2-1-fixes-cr
> itical-security-issue
> http://madwifi.org/changeset/1842
> 



 




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