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Re: Remote buffer overflow bug in kernel



--- On Wed, 11/5/08, Mike Cronenworth <mike cchtml com> wrote:

> From: Mike Cronenworth <mike cchtml com>
> Subject: Re: Remote buffer overflow bug in kernel
> To: olivares14031 yahoo com, "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 2:20 PM
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Remote buffer overflow bug in kernel
> From: Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 yahoo com>
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: 11/05/2008 04:01 PM
> 
> > Dear all,
> > 
> > There has been a bug in the kernel with a buffer
> overflow in kernel, 
> 
> The bug report[1] states that it is an ndiswrapper issue.
> Fedora AFAIK does not support ndiswrapper as it is a kernel
> module that is not upstream. Fedora shouldn't have
> anything to worry about.
> 
> If you use ndiswrapper, you should check upstream or see if
> Gentoo has already done so, which I bet they have.
> 
> [1] http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=239371

I overlooked that part.  Sorry for clicking send too quickly.  IT is only with ndiswrapper and Fedora does not ship it by default.  Only users that run it should worry about this and/or disable wireless.

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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