CVE-2011-2517

NameCVE-2011-2517
DescriptionMultiple buffer overflows in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.2 allow local users to gain privileges by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability during scan operations with a long SSID value.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2303-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.39-3unimportant
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-35squeeze1highDSA-2303-1

Notes

[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Requires CAP_NET_ADMIn to exploit

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