Bug 470761 (CVE-2008-5134) - CVE-2008-5134 kernel: libertas: fix buffer overrun
Summary: CVE-2008-5134 kernel: libertas: fix buffer overrun
Alias: CVE-2008-5134
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 470762
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Reported: 2008-11-10 03:52 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2021-11-12 19:53 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-30 21:11:26 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0053 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2009-02-04 15:05:12 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-11-10 03:52:53 UTC
Description of problem:
From: Johannes Berg <johannes>

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.

Comment 1 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-11-10 03:53:04 UTC
Reference: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/23049

Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-12-05 05:32:04 UTC
The driver was included in the upstream kernel since 2.6.22. We did not backport it to our RHEL kernels.

Comment 10 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-12-11 00:03:29 UTC
Our official statement can be found at:

Comment 12 Kurt Seifried 2011-09-30 21:11:26 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 5)
Via RHSA-2009:0053 available at https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0053.html

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