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USN-662-2: Ubuntu kernel modules vulnerability

6 November 2008

Ubuntu kernel modules vulnerability



USN-662-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 8.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 8.04 and 7.10.

Original advisory details:

Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper did not correctly handle long
ESSIDs. For a system using ndiswrapper, a physically near-by attacker
could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and execute
arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-4395)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-662-1: linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.27-7-server, linux-image-2.6.27-7-virtual