Bug 518271 (CVE-2009-2844) - CVE-2009-2844: Vulnerabilities in the kernel
Summary: CVE-2009-2844: Vulnerabilities in the kernel
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2009-2844
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 5.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-08-19 17:17 UTC by Ethan Baker
Modified: 2009-11-18 15:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-08-19 20:49:23 UTC


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Description Ethan Baker 2009-08-19 17:17:37 UTC
Description of problem:
A NULL pointer dereference exists within the "cmp_ies()" function in net/wireless/scan.c. This can be exploited to crash a vulnerable system by tricking it into scanning and processing specially crafted SSID IEs. (Quoted from Secunia)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ALL

Please refer to the following article. This concerns issue (2):

http://secunia.com/advisories/36278/

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2009-08-19 20:49:23 UTC
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. 

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2844


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