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<title>Kismet: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Kismet is vulnerable to multiple issues potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Kismet</product>
<announced>August 19, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>102702</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-wireless/kismet" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2005.08.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2005.08.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Kismet is an 802.11 Layer 2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and
intrusion detection system.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap captures and
to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to
execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.kismetwireless.net/blog/?entry=/kismet/entry-1124158146.txt">Kismet Release Notes</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2626">CVE-2005-2626</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2627">CVE-2005-2627</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 17 Aug 2005 05:08:47 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 18 Aug 2005 05:16:35 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:53:07 +0000">
adir
</metadata>
</glsa>