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[DSA1065] DSA-1065-1 hostapd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Matteo Rosi and Leonardo Maccari discovered that hostapd, a wifi network
authenticator daemon, performs insufficient boundary checks on a key length
value, which might be exploited to crash the service.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain hostapd packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your hostapd package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1065
Threat Level: High
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