GLSA 200901-01 NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution
Posted on: 01/11/2009 01:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-01
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http://security.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
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Multiple buffer overflows might lead to remote execution of arbitrary
code with root privileges.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-wireless/ndiswrapper lt; 1.53-r1 gt;= 1.53-r1

Description
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Anders Kaseorg reported multiple buffer overflows related to long
ESSIDs.

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All NDISwrapper users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

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

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-200901-01.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 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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