Gentoo Logo

Aircrack-ng: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Content:

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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



Print

Page updated October 07, 2013

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.