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Aircrack-ng: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-06 / aircrack-ng
Release Date October 07, 2013
Latest Revision October 07, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-wireless/aircrack-ng < 1.1-r2 >= 1.1-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #311797


A buffer overflow vulnerability in Aircrack-ng could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured.


A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Aircrack-ng.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted dump file using Aircrack-ng, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Aircrack-ng users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/aircrack-ng-1.1-r2"

4.  References


Page updated October 07, 2013

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