search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

CERT Coordination Center

Airodump-ng buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#349828

Original Release Date: 2007-04-25 | Last Revised: 2007-07-17

Overview

The airodump-ng program, which is a part of the aircrack-ng suite, contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. If successfully exploited, this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute code.

Description

The aircrack-ng suite is a group of related programs that can be used to recover WEP and WPA-PSK keys from active 802.11 wireless networks. The aircrack-ng suite also includes programs that can inject and collect raw wireless frames, enable wireless monitor mode, and create network interfaces that can be used for wireless intrustion detection systems (IDS). Airodump-ng is one of the programs that is included with the aircrack-ng suite.

The airodump-ng program contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability occurs because airodump-ng fails to properly check the size of 802.11 authentication packets. An attacker within radio range may be able to exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted 802.11 frame to a vulnerable system.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Solution

Upgrade
This issue as been addressed in the 0.9 development version of aircrack-ng.

Vendor Information

349828
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Aircrack-ng

Updated:  April 16, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See http://trac.aircrack-ng.org/ticket/167 for more details.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jonathan So, Ash Willis, and the aircrack-ng team for information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 0.96
Date Public: 2007-04-12
Date First Published: 2007-04-25
Date Last Updated: 2007-07-17 15:48 UTC
Document Revision: 20

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.