GLSA 200508-10: Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/19/2005 02:38 AM

A Kismet security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 19, 2005
Bugs: #102702
ID: 200508-10

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-wireless/kismet lt; 2005.08.1 gt;= 2005.08.1

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

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1"

References
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[ 1 ] Kismet Release Notes
http://www.kismetwireless.net/blog/?entry=/kismet/entry-1124158146.txt

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200508-10.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2005 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/2.0


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