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CVE-2013-4579

Published: 20 November 2013

The ath9k_htc_set_bssid_mask function in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/htc_drv_main.c in the Linux kernel through 3.12 uses a BSSID masking approach to determine the set of MAC addresses on which a Wi-Fi device is listening, which allows remote attackers to discover the original MAC address after spoofing by sending a series of packets to MAC addresses with certain bit manipulations.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

Mathy Vanhoef discovered an error in the the way the ath9k driver was handling the BSSID masking. A remote attacker could exploit this error to discover the original MAC address after a spoofing atack.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.13~rc7)
Patches:
Introduced by

585895cdfc683a067d803fead83267cee309ffd0

Fixed by 657eb17d87852c42b55c4b06d5425baa08b2ddb3
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