CVE-2009-2844 Detail

Current Description

cfg80211 in net/wireless/scan.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.30-rc1 and other versions before 2.6.31-rc6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a sequence of beacon frames in which one frame omits an SSID Information Element (IE) and the subsequent frame contains an SSID IE, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the cmp_ies function. NOTE: a potential weakness in the is_mesh function was also addressed, but the relevant condition did not exist in the code, so it is not a vulnerability.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/19/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Please note this issue only affected Linux kernel versions after v2.6.30-rc1 and was fixed in v2.6.31-rc6.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=cd3468bad96c00b5a512f551674f36776129520e Exploit 
http://jon.oberheide.org/files/cfg80211-remote-dos.c Patch 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.30.5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/17/1 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/17/2 Patch 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36052

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2844
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2009
NVD Last Modified:
03/19/2012
Source:
MITRE