Kismet SayText command execution
|kismet-saytext-command-execution (9213)||High Risk|
Kismet is could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. A remote attacker could pass a specially-crafted ESSID containing a backtick or a pipe character to the SayText function, which passes text to the shell of the executing user, to execute arbitrary commands on the system running Kismet.
Upgrade to the latest version of Kismet (2.2.2 or later), available from the Kismet Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 28 2002 - 23:49:55 CDT: New Kismet Packages available - SayText() and suid kismet_server issues.
- Kismet Web site: Kismet Change Log, May 27 2002. (Fixed (potentially) exploitable hole (local only). Fixed remote-exploitable hole (ack!) with specially crafted SSID's and Festival speech output.)
- BID-4883: Kismet ESSID Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0904: SayText function in Kismet 2.2.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters (backtick or pipe) in the essid argument.
- OSVDB ID: 5057: Kismet SayText Function essid Argument Remote Overflow
- Mike Kershaw Kismet 2.2
- Mike Kershaw Kismet 2.2.1
May 29, 2002
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