[SECURITY] [DSA 1731-1] New ndiswrapper packages fix arbitrary code execution vulnerability

ID DEBIAN:DSA-1731-1:68E11
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2009-03-02T21:09:55


Debian Security Advisory DSA-1731-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris March 02, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

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.

Upgrade instructions

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch

Debian (oldstable)

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.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>