==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-662-2 November 06, 2008
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.
USN-662-1 fixed vulnerabilities in ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 8.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 8.04 and 7.10.
Original advisory details:
Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper did not correctly handle long
ESSIDs. For a system using ndiswrapper, a physically near-by attacker
could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and execute
arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-4395)