DSA 788-1: New kismet packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 08/29/2005 09:14 AM

The Debian Security Team has published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 788-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
August 29th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : kismet
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2626 CAN-2005-2627
CERT advisory :
BugTraq ID :
Debian Bug :

Several security related problems have been discovered in kismet, a
wireless 802.11b monitoring tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-2626

Insecure handling of unprintable characters in the SSID.

CAN-2005-2627

Multiple integer underflows could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by
these problems.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2005.04.R1-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2005.08.R1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your kismet package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 750 b039fbc7c35524de1e3ee5a78fc26845
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 18229 64791928e4563a03c5ce41b2a2efaa28
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 871165 19b4f192eb11a418ed3f6bf65c1226af

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1119340 00dc0b87b4e280d9a7c22b8af12e0b30

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1354622 366060825aa1d9822d54310a077cb74c

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1001996 a68fe42f46f7735509cb55958ca00e66

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1322268 7e158f503477a2e927bbdc1c212243d7

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1281696 b5095500d48a585767a897cabd72effe

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1007112 0e2c231886863462c34266b76a81657c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1103250 0e676e3951364ffca2bdd8f8acd0db60

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1105478 a9b44f41ad006d63e78e4cf38f297c50

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1031418 545d85659d58d06d7bc2985930292707

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 940068 f5a71ce7d72cac6760d8f2409de372e4

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/k/kismet/kismet_2005.04.R1-1sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 975226 8b7d8f3966607221751cbb0d782152a8


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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