Kismet is vulnerable to multiple issues potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-wireless/kismet on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2005.08.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2005.08.1|
Kismet is an 802.11 Layer 2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
Kismet is vulnerable to a heap overflow when handling pcap captures and to an integer underflow in the CDP protocol dissector.
With a specially crafted packet an attacker could cause Kismet to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Kismet users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/kismet-2005.08.1"
August 19, 2005
May 22, 2006: 02