Vigil@nce - Linux kernel: buffer overflow via cfg80211_mgd_wext_giwessid
December 2019 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Linux, openSUSE Leap, Slackware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Consequences: administrator access/rights, denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Provenance: radio connection.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 07/10/2019.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can trigger a buffer overflow via cfg80211_mgd_wext_giwessid() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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