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Bug 476003 - CVE-2008-5134 kernel: libertas: fix buffer overrun
CVE-2008-5134 kernel: libertas: fix buffer overrun
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2008-12-11 09:56 EST by Todd Denniston
Modified: 2009-01-07 02:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-07 02:18:40 EST
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Description Todd Denniston 2008-12-11 09:56:05 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #470761 +++

Description of problem:
From: Johannes Berg <>

If somebody sends an invalid beacon/probe response, that can trash the whole BSS descriptor. The descriptor is, luckily, large enough so that it cannot scribble past the end of it; it's well above 400 bytes long.

--- Additional comment from on 2008-11-09 22:53:04 EDT ---


--- Additional comment from on 2008-11-09 22:53:20 EDT ---

Proposed upstream patch:;a=commit;h=48735d8d8bd701b1e0cd3d49c21e5e385ddcb077

--- Additional comment from on 2008-12-05 00:32:04 EDT ---

The driver was included in the upstream kernel since 2.6.22. We did not backport it to our RHEL kernels.

--- Additional comment from on 2008-12-10 19:03:29 EDT ---

Our official statement can be found at:
Comment 1 Todd Denniston 2008-12-11 10:00:19 EST
The latest F8 kernel is kernel- which appears to be affected.
the latest Koji F8 kernel is kernel- (as of 10:00 EST 12Nov2008)
and its description
does not explicitly mention fixing CVE-2008-5134.

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