Debian: DSA-1731-1: New ndiswrapper packages fix arbitrary code execution vulnerability

    Date02 Mar 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper suffers from buffer overflows via specially crafted wireless network traffic, due to incorrectly handling long ESSIDs. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1731-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Steffen Joeris
    March 02, 2009                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ndiswrapper
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CVE-2008-4395
    Debian Bugs    : 504696
    
    
    Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper suffers from buffer overflows
    via specially crafted wireless network traffic, due to incorrectly
    handling long ESSIDs. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary
    code.
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.28-1+etch1.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.53-2, which was already included in the lenny release.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.53-2.
    
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper_1.28-1+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8480 5f89b53c0adefd6c3a894ea0f35f8d25
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper_1.28.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   187576 c7655d7e85df7d724be4c0ae973d957e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper_1.28-1+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      723 b38be610377feff2433069addb88bb7b
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-common_1.28-1+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    16556 335ac5bfd0898d13d2467005a68b1a03
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-source_1.28-1+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   150532 7a09fe7069f263df9c659f519a5e5a2e
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.28-1+etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    30402 3316cdad5626350a07a09830b29cb55a
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.28-1+etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    30414 464e12e2751d26e6e0d810d608fde8d9
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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