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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4395

Original release date: 11/06/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012


Multiple buffer overflows in the ndiswrapper module 1.53 for the Linux kernel 2.6 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending packets over a local wireless network that specify long ESSIDs.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 8.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 6.5
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Local network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/06/2008)
Not vulnerable. ndiswrapper is not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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External Source: BID
Name: 32118
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-ndiswrapper-bo(46437)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.frugalware.org/gitweb/gitweb.cgi?p=frugalware-current.git;a=commitdiff;h=49945b423c2f7e33b4c579ca460df6a806ee8f9f
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/275860
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:057
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2008-4395
External Source: MLIST
Name: [frugalware-git] 20081014 kernel2627: ndiswrapper-1.53-6-i686
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-662-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-662-2
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021142
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=239371

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