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Security update for madwifi


(Last modified: 11DEC2006)

solutions Security update for madwifi SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3416396e4a9f8f1824b11dc72bbdce3e)

Applies to

Package: madwifi
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061211
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

The madwifi-ng Atheros Wireless LAN card driver is subject to a remotely exploitable stack buffer overflow, this update fixes this problem. (CVE-2006-6332)
This update also brings madwifi to version


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh madwifi.rpm madwifi-kmp-default.rpm madwifi-kmp-bigsmp.rpm madwifi-kmp-smp.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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