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Security update for madwifi


(Last modified: 19SEP2007)

solutions Security update for madwifi SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a6f1c80016e722e3975fa8fa1db34f94)

Applies to

Package: madwifi
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4285
Release: 20070919
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using madwifi should update.



Problem description

This update fixes some bugs in madwifi:
  • possible security bug in radar detection code
  • dynamic Beacon Interval
  • Standardise Radiotap FCS Handling
  • fix wrong channel change behavior for AP mode
  • fix ath_hardstart returning 0 even if queue is full
  • rxantenna value is reset after suspend/resume


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-devel.rpm madwifi-kmp-bigsmp.rpm madwifi-kmp-debug.rpm madwifi-kmp-default.rpm madwifi-kmp-smp.rpm madwifi-kmp-xen.rpm madwifi-kmp-xenpae.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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