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NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution



NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution
NDISwrapper: Arbitrary remote code execution



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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
=======
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
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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?
========
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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