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CVE-2005-4835 Detail

Description

The ath_rate_sample function in the ath_rate/sample/sample.c sample code in MadWifi before 0.9.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (failed KASSERT and system crash) by moving a connected system to a location with low signal strength, and possibly other vectors related to a race condition between interface enabling and packet transmission.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-4835
Original release date:
12/31/2005
Last revised:
09/10/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/17/2007)

Not vulnerable. The MadWiFi wireless driver is not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://madwifi.org/ticket/162 External Source MISC http://madwifi.org/ticket/162
http://madwifi.org/ticket/279 External Source MISC http://madwifi.org/ticket/279
http://madwifi.org/ticket/287 External Source CONFIRM http://madwifi.org/ticket/287
http://madwifi.org/wiki/Releases/0.9.3 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://madwifi.org/wiki/Releases/0.9.3
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:082 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:082
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_14_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:014

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