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[DSA788] DSA-788-1 kismet Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several security related problems have been discovered in kismet, a
wireless 802.11b monitoring tool. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Insecure handling of unprintable characters in the SSID.
Multiple integer underflows could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your kismet package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-788
Threat Level: High
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